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post #11 of 25
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Oh yeah? is it really INSANE? Show me bench's...
I personally think its no where near 2x WD 640Gb Raid 0 performance, nore my 2x Seagate 320Gb Raid 0...

I average 132~136Mb read speed...
That's RAID buddy. That's with two drives. This is one drive, and it's a monster big one at that.

and yes, it's faster than your setup.
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haha, i feel bad for all of the people who bought the velociraptor and wasted all that money. for 100 dollars cheaper they could have gotten 700 more gb's and a faster drive!
    
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post #13 of 25
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haha, i feel bad for all of the people who bought the velociraptor and wasted all that money. for 100 dollars cheaper they could have gotten 700 more gb's and a faster drive!
Wow, too bad I don't read that sideways language... I imagine it is a fast drive considering the 1TB GP is a moderately fast drive and it: spins slower, has less dense platters, has less cache.

Do post some benches please. I wonder how the black compares to the similarly spec'ed, long time king, Samsung 1TB F1.
    
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Sweet. I got tired of waiting for this drive to show up on Newegg and was about to order the Samsung F1.
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My 4 x 1Tb Hitachi drives are fine, they are not these new fast ones, I got them when the 1tb drives first released.

They are fast enough for everything I need.
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More density per platter means more storage per platter.
And more chance for failure since the higher the density the more errors the drive is correcting constantly.

This is why I like my 160GB drive.
 
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And more chance for failure since the higher the density the more errors the drive is correcting constantly.

This is why I like my 160GB drive.
Yeah. I have two of those in RAID0 and they roll along real nicely.

And here's the page translated from japanese. I still think it dosen't mean anything. There's no benches or anything other than
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145MB / s 1TB HDD "Caviar Black" was released!
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Yeah. I have two of those in RAID0 and they roll along real nicely.
Amazingly quiet as well I might add.
 
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post #19 of 25
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_storage_density

Explains it nicely.

I was under the impression that on this TB drive there are less platters compared to two 500gb drives put togeather. Meaning that there is less motion required by the drives' arm in order to obtain a given amount of information.
It doesn't matter how many platters there are combined... it matters how much each drive has.

What you said is like saying that since each GPU stream processor is much slower than a CPU, together all the stream processors are still slower than a CPU.

The drives work in parallel, not linearly, so it only matters how long it takes one drive to read/write data.
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Amazingly quiet as well I might add.
Yeah. I also have a 160GB Seagate 7200.10, and it's horribly noisy.

And heres's a benchmark of my RAID0:



So even if that drive does get 145MB/s, my $100 RAID0 get's 100MB/s.

If I really wanted 150MB/s I'd just get a 3rd WD1600AAJS, and I'd still only be up to about $150.
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