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How did I know it was going to be a random 300gb? They always seem to just about double in size +/- 2gb. 36>74>150>300
The sizes aren't just randomly picked. All Raptors use 36.7 gb platters, so the sizes you see are simply multiple platters. (74 gb = 2 36.7 gb platters,etc)
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The sizes aren't just randomly picked. All Raptors use 36.7 gb platters, so the sizes you see are simply multiple platters. (74 gb = 2 36.7 gb platters,etc)
The VelociRaptors are 2 150GB platters.
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The VelociRaptors are 2 150GB platters.
I was talking about Raptors.
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Lame, I want a 15k Raptor!
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Very interesting read.

Looks like if I were in the market for a fast hard drive, this puppy would be where its at.

Pay 2x 180$ for 300gigs (Raptor 150X)
or Pay 300$ for 300gigs (vraptor) with better performance.

Thats a no brainer.
    
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Lame, I want a 15k Raptor!
X2. And please nobody bring up the baseless argument about how it's totally pointless and only useful for servers.

That is so wrong. 10,000 to 15000 is almost twice the speed boost that it was to go from 7200 to 10,000, and almost three times the speed boost from 5400 to 7200.

And each of those boosts, even being much smaller, brought a huge increase in speed. A 15k drive would give you crazy insane performance, and there is no other way of looking at it.

Based on the logic of the "servers only" agreement, I'm sure you same people run everything at stock speeds. Maybe you underclock a bit to increase the component life. After all.... it still works, right?
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anther article on it with benchmarks (dont think it was posted):
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/the...ard_drive_ever
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X2. And please nobody bring up the baseless argument about how it's totally pointless and only useful for servers.

That is so wrong. 10,000 to 15000 is almost twice the speed boost that it was to go from 7200 to 10,000, and almost three times the speed boost from 5400 to 7200.

And each of those boosts, even being much smaller, brought a huge increase in speed. A 15k drive would give you crazy insane performance, and there is no other way of looking at it.

Based on the logic of the "servers only" agreement, I'm sure you same people run everything at stock speeds. Maybe you underclock a bit to increase the component life. After all.... it still works, right?
Not true. You do not get twice the speed boost due to diminishing returns. Good 7200 RPM HDs can do around 90-100MB/s. Good 10K HDs can do around 115-120MB/s. Good 15K HDs can do around 130-140MB/s
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Wow! One veliciraptor is early as fast as two of my Raptor X's in raid0!

Almost 170mb/s in raid0!
    
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Tom's Tests really show how spectacular the 1TB Samsung F1's are. If you partition those, you'll see access times ~10 ms, all other characteristics very similar to the velociraptor, but 3+ times the storage capacity.
This is one of the best points, but how do we do to put in a partition only say the inner part of the platter(s) to have a low access time partition? Or how do we put in a partition only the outer part of the platter(s) to have high sequential transfer rate?

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