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seek time lol?
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Oh, really, then what exactly do they buy them for?
Access times.

Why on earth would anyone buy a raptor, or an SSD, for any other reason?

A top of the line 7200rpm drive that costs 20 cents per GB can best all the 3.5" raptors, 95% of SSDs, and come damn close to the Velociraptor and the best SSDs in existance (certainly faster than the ones in the OP's article), when it comes to raw transfer rates.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Access times.

Why on earth would anyone buy a raptor, or an SSD, for any other reason?

A top of the line 7200rpm drive that costs 20 cents per GB can best all the 3.5" raptors, 95% of SSDs, and come damn close to the Velociraptor and the best SSDs in existance (certainly faster than the ones in the OP's article), when it comes to raw transfer rates.
Correct me if I'm wrong.. but isn't seek time the same as read time?
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Seek time (by one defintion) is the amount of time it takes for the arm to reach the correct data track. Seek time + rotational latency = access time.

"Read time" is kinda vague.

Sometimes people use seek time as the sum of rotation latency and full stroke latency. In this case access time and read time could be one and the same (e.g. how long it takes to transfer something).

I was refering to the former when I said access time, it's the more common usage.
Edited by Blameless - 6/2/08 at 11:23pm
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