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I've heard everyone talk about raptors being so great but haven't seen a whole lot of benchmarks on them that I can recall. so with that I have a picture of a benchmark and I'm curious how much better are the raptors then these?



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here is a set of WD 250gb AAKS in raid 0.
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post #3 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
here is a set of WD 250gb AAKS in raid 0.
Those are fast!
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post #4 of 38
Here's my raptor:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
here is a set of WD 250gb AAKS in raid 0.
do you have a benchmark of them not in raid so I can get a better comparison as the benchmark I have isn't in raid either.

EDIT: lol just realized it wasn't a raptor you where showing. oops.
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What affects the speed the most? RPM or cache? I have 2 WD 80gb that are only 8mb cache and I get 309.8 MB/s. I would have thought AAKS would be faster.
I was looking to get something faster, but these don't seem as bad now.
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post #7 of 38
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dralb find your own post for that question hijacker .
but to answer your question your only reading burst speed. that has nothing to do with how fast the drive itself is for sustained reads. read the graph itself and then read the avg read on the lower right.
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Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
dralb find your own post for that question hijacker .
but to answer your question your only reading burst speed. that has nothing to do with how fast the drive itself is for sustained reads. read the graph itself and then read the avg read on the lower right.
ahhh, didn't see that. Still at 101.4, so I think I'll keep what I have. Sorry for the hijack (nobody pays attention to my posts, so I need to leech )
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post #9 of 38
Lower random access speed is better for reading a lot of small files, like for an OS. Higher average read speeds are better for transferring larger files. I know the 74gig raptors can't hold a candle to newer drives in terms of read speeds because of the differences in bit density.
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post #10 of 38
This is one of the old raptors. just like shinji's it doesnt even come close to the newer drive benchmarks. I really would like to see someone post some data on the new ones too though, both as a single drive and in a stripe. I'm about to buy new disks for a computer im building and ive been debating between raptors and SE16s.

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