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You're not going to find 15k rpm drives that are SATA. They just don't make them. The only people who should even be considering these are the people who are willing fork over the dough for a SAS card to drive it. This is even above and beyond the average hard core gamer, so don't expect them to cater it to the mass market.
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wow that really blows, not even SATA.
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YOU GET NOTHING
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No sata *twitch* must kill hitachi
When was the last time you saw a SATA 15K RPM drive = NEVER!

Even the Raptor at 10K is somewhat an odd ball drive. These SAS/FC drives are for servers. I'm guess $600 per drive?
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post #13 of 25
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No sata *twitch* must kill hitachi
Glad I didn't have to say it. This is useless for the average enthusiast.

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When was the last time you saw a SATA 15K RPM drive = NEVER!
And that means people aren't allowed to be disappointed that this isn't SATA? It may not be a valid expectation for it to have been SATA, but we most certainly can still give it a thumbs down due to the fact that it isn't SATA and is therefore useless to the vast majority of us.
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Fiber Channel?
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the other problem I see with it is low drive density. 4 platters for 450gb? they are losing a bit of speed there
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the other problem I see with it is low drive density. 4 platters for 450gb? they are losing a bit of speed there
How does that decrease speed? It should increase it since information is easier to access. Having more platters increases the probability that the drive will fail since there are more working parts.
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dang, but we need some good sata drives. raptors are outdated though, but current drives are still lacking.
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How does that decrease speed? It should increase it since information is easier to access. Having more platters increases the probability that the drive will fail since there are more working parts.
drive density makes a big difference in sustained performance of the drive. part of the reason why some drives are able to outperform the raptor on sustained performance even though the raptor spins faster.

you you put all that same information on lets say two platters instead for each rotation of the drive you would be able to acess roughly twice the information
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I'm seriously considering selling off my Raptor. It sounds like a Harley Davidson every time it starts doing a lot of reads/writes.
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Yeah, these are just server drives dudes. I mean, you can buy an expensive controller card if you want, but I really don't think the performance would be worth it. The performance is only worth it when you have something like... a server, haha.
    
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