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It is clear that 10,000 rpm hard disk drives are way faster than mainstream 7,200 rpm drives. During our tests VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS achieved a burst transfer rate between 78% and 91% higher and an average transfer rate around 71% higher than the one achieved by Seagate Barracuda 7200.10. So we are talking about a really high-end hard disk drive.

Then we built a RAID0 system with two Barracuda 7200.10 160 GB hard disk drives – a setup that costs 1/3 of the price of VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS and results in the same total capacity – to see how the new VelociRaptor is compared to a RAID0 system built with two mainstream drives.

On SpeedDisk32 VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS achieved the same burst transfer rate as our RAID0 system, but on the other two programs we used this new drive from Western Digital was 87.22% (HD Tach) and 105.9% (HD Tune) faster than our RAID0 system.

VelociRaptor’s average transfer rate measured by HD Tach and HD Tune, however, was the same as our RAID0 system. It was 23.24% higher on SpeedDisk32, though.

For the user that is building a high-end PC and money isn’t a problem, Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS is a no-brainer: it is probably the fastest hard disk drive around for desktop PCs.
If, however, you are a user looking for a very fast hard disk drive for a gaming PC but you don’t have USD 300 to spend on one, we recommend you to buy two mainstream drives and build a RAID0 array instead. It will provide you a great performance costing only 1/3 of VelociRaptor’s price.





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I dunno mind, raid 0 on 2 160gb is not far off with performance and 1/4 of the price...
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if these drives only cost $150 for 300gb, that would make some profit.......
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If only they wernt so expensive....
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well it is one hard drive, raid 0 em and you get some berry fast results.
3870x2 costs more than crossfire 3870's
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Why couldn't they also compare against the 7200.11 ?
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Imagine VelociRaptor in RAID 0...
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I wanted one so badly, but they do cost a lot.
They look very good too.
So much smexier than the Raptors, but Raptors are still alright.
    
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ROFL THIS DRIVE IS USELESS

For $280 I got 4 Seagate drives and RAID 0 them and I get better performance than 1 Velociraptor which costs $300 - 1TB of RAID 0 Performance!


If it was less expensive, then I will be impressed with the drive. Dollar per Gigabyte is too much.
    
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ROFL THIS DRIVE IS USELESS

For $280 I got 4 Seagate drives and RAID 0 them and I get better performance than 1 Velociraptor which costs $300 - 1TB of RAID 0 Performance!


If it was less expensive, then I will be impressed with the drive. Dollar per Gigabyte is too much.
Yes... but RAID0 four VeliocRaptors together and your Seagates can't touch them. Raptors have NEVER BEEN ABOUT PRICE/STORAGE. They are for top performance... if you want it.


BTW, 150GB version of these will be coming out.
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