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How much the 74GB and the 150GB are 10,000RPM but only SATA150 instead of SATA300?

It seems like only the really big H.D.D's (250GB+) are SATA300 but only run at 7,200RPM - bigger buffer too?
    
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huh english please. . .complete sentences. . . Raptors are 16 mb cache (new ones) and are SATA 150 (300 makes little real world difference) . . .

The bigger drives have more mass and more platters so it would be harder (an more expensive) to make them 10k drives. Plus there is little need as most people only use Raptors as their primary OS drive and others for storage. There is no need for a 10k drive to be used for storage.
 
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Sorry I'm tired, yeah thats what I meant.

So if theres no difference why run at SATA150 instead of SATA300 on a 10,000RPM H.D.D?
    
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Sorry I'm tired, yeah thats what I meant.

So if theres no difference why run at SATA150 instead of SATA300 on a 10,000RPM H.D.D?
I think it would be more expensive to convert for no reason? . .i dont know to tell you the truth lol.

apologies on the grammar comment. . .some people just don't know how to type online.
 
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yeah np its been a long day lol.
    
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Look at it like this. Most single hdd's do not go above 100mbs per second. Raptors are around 70-80mbs. Does not even max out 150, let alone 300.
    
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Look at it like this. Most single hdd's do not go above 100mbs per second. Raptors are around 70-80mbs. Does not even max out 150, let alone 300.
That's a good way to put it. From Western Digital's point of view, it is logical not to go to 300, as hard drives wont even Use the 150. They probably see it as a major manufacturing change that has no effect whatsoever, so why spend the money to make a new type of raptor?
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how come they only go to 80Mbs?
    
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how come they only go to 80Mbs?
Just the max the hardware can can support. The speed may vary on different controllers. Intel Controller....
    
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Raptors can read faster then 80 MB/s

I can get up to 600 MB/s on 4 slow 7200 RPM drives (that's 150 MB/s each)
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