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Seagate HDD, 32Mb cache faster than Raptor ?

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HI,
I dont know this is a right forum to post ... if not please Mod move to the thread to the correct one.

Recently I used a HDD test tool to test the Raptor HDD and the Seagate 500Gb, 32Mb cache, Baracuda and the result came out that the seagate transfer faster than the raptor . it's true ? please gice some idea
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yes that makes sense. both drives are meant for two different people.

a raptor would be good for seek times. So if you had 100,000 files that are on average 1-5 megs, the raptor would be the ideal solution for you. However if you want high performance on large files of 100 megs + then the seagate would be the better option.
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yes that makes sense. both drives are meant for two different people.

a raptor would be good for seek times. So if you had 100,000 files that are on average 1-5 megs, the raptor would be the ideal solution for you. However if you want high performance on large files of 100 megs + then the seagate would be the better option.
well said.
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hmmm so seagate should be good idea to buy cuz it's way cheaper than then Raptor and performance for large file is better
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seagates have a few drives faster then the raptor right now for sustained bandwidth. they are cheaper then the raptor. and they give you more space then the raptor. even some of the 16mb cache seagates are faster.


the raptor is no longer king I would say. only thing it has anymore is just access times. other then that it doesn't win.
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I dont know this is a right forum to post
Use some common sense and post it in the Hard drive section? since its purely about hard drivers?


Edit: Didnt notice you were from the United States, would explain why a hard drive topic is in a CPU based section
    
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you could atl east be a little helpfull rather then make blanket statements about people from the US.
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post #8 of 18
Yes that makes sense. Oh and thread will be moved.
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yes that makes sense. both drives are meant for two different people.

a raptor would be good for seek times. So if you had 100,000 files that are on average 1-5 megs, the raptor would be the ideal solution for you. However if you want high performance on large files of 100 megs + then the seagate would be the better option.
That's how I use my raptor and samsung drive. The Raptor has Vista and my games on it, which have a ton of little files, and its great for load times. And the Samsung holds movies, music, and pictures.
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The raptor is also a server-grade drive. It has an advantage there too.
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