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Which, in your experience or opinion, will provide better performance.
Seagate 7200 rpm
32mb cache
3.0 Gb/s

Western Digital Raptor 10,000 rpm
16mb cache
1.5 Gb/s

Your help is always appreciated.
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post #2 of 13
More RPMS always beat cache
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I forgot to mention the price/performance difference.
Seagate: 250Gb / $80
WD Raptor: 150GB / $170
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I believe the Seagate in Raid 0 would be faster than the Raptors and have more memory
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Raptor = Expensive, data trasnfer speed is comparable to some of the newer 7200RPM drives.

The Raptors will always beat the seagates in small RANDOM read/write sequences.

The seagates may beat the raptors in sequential reads/writes.

Price/Performance = 7200.

All out speed = 10,000RPM.

Depends how deep your walled is. I have two raptors in RAID0 and I love them.

1.5gb/s is the SATA interface, which means something like 500MBs, don't worry, it won't make a difference whether it's 3 or 1.5, there's pleanty of headroom for either drive.
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post #6 of 13
Go for the 7200 drives - the Raptors have a very low price/performance ratio and are actually fairly loud. If you RAID two of the drives together you will have a very fast and even more space for the same price.
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I was thinking this myself as well and I came to a conclusion what I am gonna do.

I wanna run two 74 gig raptors in raid for just my OS, and then use two 7200.11 500 gig barracuda for my storage.

it works out great that way.

you could break it down as one raptor just for your os and one 7200.11 500 or 1t for storage
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i dont think you even need raptors in raid. i have 1 74gb for my OS and games and it is plenty fast. i have 2 other seagate's used for storing other programs and movies/music, etc.
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i dont think you even need raptors in raid. i have 1 74gb for my OS and games and it is plenty fast. i have 2 other seagate's used for storing other programs and movies/music, etc.
You don't really "need" anything in RAID, it's hella nice to have though
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You don't really "need" anything in RAID, it's hella nice to have though
true dat
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