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post #11 of 25
Just read reviews and you will get convinced.
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post #12 of 25
Like others said, you'll see faster load times for windows, games, etc., but you may also notice a difference in the responsiveness of your computer and faster file transfer rates between drives.
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post #13 of 25
Limes,
Get another 250 and go RAID0 it owns a single Raptor
    
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post #14 of 25
Not necessarily... it depends on the type Seagate 250 he's running and the controller to be used.

Dual Barracudas in RAID0 on a HPT374:
Average Read speed: 64.4 MB/s
Burst Speed: 81.9 MB/s
Access Time: 13.1 ms

Single 74 GB Raptor
Average Read speed: 65 MB/s
Burst Speed: 94.6 MB/s
Access Time: 7.1 ms

In that scenario, the Single raptor wins across the board against dual barracudas.
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post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by arekieh View Post
Limes,
Get another 250 and go RAID0 it owns a single Raptor
Maybe but its the same amount of money spent or even more and it uses more power than a single Raptor.
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post #16 of 25
ugh... something isn't right with that RAID array... 64MB/s?? That's one heck of a horrible controller. Even a mediocre controller should get over 80MB/s
    
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post #17 of 25
Probably using a low quality onboard one.

Been using this raptor for about a year and a half now, will always have one in my systems from now on. Everything just feels more snappier (is that a word?)
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post #18 of 25
.Sup: the idea is to add an identical 250GB drive to his existing one. That's cheaper than a Raptor. Plus, more storage space.

It's a matter of priorities. If you don't mind the wait times, go for storage space...
    
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post #19 of 25
Regardless, the raptors have the seek time up their sleeve.

SEEK TIME!!!

What this means is while your games might load faster with regular drives, the raptors will find little files (that need to be "seeked") muuuuuuuch faster.

Windows is made up of thousands of tiny files, the raptor increases your "desktop" speed by a huge margin...I love it!!!
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post #20 of 25
Source of the RAID0 barracuda numbers I used:

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