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Very Nice .. so looks like quad Raptors coming your way soon ... I cannot get these controllers here so will have to have a look in Japan next week ... hopefully some bargins can be found. It would be good to be able to add-in extra memory on the controller to speed things up a wee bit.
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Here is a review of the ARC-1210 in general.

The Raptors just are not that much faster in sustained write / read / burst compared to the larger 7200RPM drives. Their burst speed is significantly faster, but I don't know if that is worthwhile...
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Here's some more reviews on the Areca Controllers ....
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I have RMA'ed my 8MB Raptor and I am receiving a 16MB Raptor as a replacement.

So I can purchase 3 more Raptors for $420 (after rebates) and have a nice fast RAID0 array.

Or, I can sell my RMAed Raptor ($120) and get 4 250GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA 3.0 WD / Seagate drives for about $280 (or $160 total after Raptor sale).

What do you think? I am thinking I would be crazy to spend the extra money on the Raptors considering the minimal performance gain.
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