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Hey,

I have the 500GB 7200.11, haven't instilled it yet, thinking about getting another one for raid0. I read that a single one is just a little slower than the raptors and in raid0, they beat the raptors.

Without raid, how much of a performance increase(if there will be any) would I see in gaming, normal computer use, office, internet etc etc..

thanks.
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I have both the RaptorX and 2*7200.11 1TB each and do not have any raids, all 3 run independent.

The RaptorX is fast due to its speed but once I tried to copy a file to both HDDs and found out the the RaptorX is faster by only seconds. I mean a 3.5GB file took about 40sec on the Raptor and about 45sec on the 7200.11

Hope that gives you an idea.
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and as a benefit, you won't have to listen to that Raptor rattle it's way through everything you want to do that has a lot of read/writes.
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Yeah, that is a bit annoying but once you use it you would get use to the sound. I can only hear the HDD spin a bit, other than that the PC is silent
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Aah, cool, thanks...

45sec for 3.5GB, fast!!!!!

Update:

Just installed it and its fast! took 40 seconds to copy 2.9GB from my WD Caviar.
Might do hardware raid0 if I can find another one and sell the WD 500GB.
Edited by feltadox1337 - 5/17/08 at 9:16am
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