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Hmm! yes I know you guys in the states have better prices. Anyway it would only be fair to compare a 74Gb Raptor to the 80Gb disks I tested, since they are just about equal in performance (except for (as mentioned) seek time and burst rate). Where I live, I can buy four 80Gb SATA2 drives for the price of one Raptor. That's my point!! Yes the raptor is a better disk, but does it warrant the price? I don't think so, but people are of cause intitled to their own opinions. The test's I performed here is meant as information, so people can make educated decisions, instead of being dragged into what might be conceived as the only option.

The office apps that I use, that benefit greatly from Raid is, 3D modeling, CAD/CAM, further help tools for advanced mechanical engineering, and just a bit of video editing for the fun of it.

Besides that, the system is way more responsive with a fast disk system, than with a slow one. W-scans, defrag etc. is much faster too. I guess that's a luxury, but hey!! ain't most of the PC's around here just for fun anyway?

Otherwise I agree with you. There might be much better ways to spend money. It all depends on what system it is.

And for the record, I didn't mean to offend you with the adult joke. It was simply meant as a bit of humor to ease tensions. Sorry.
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Where I live, I can buy four 80Gb SATA2 drives for the price of one Raptor. That's my point!!
The office apps that I use, that benefit greatly from Raid is, 3D modeling, CAD/CAM, further help tools for advanced mechanical engineering, and just a bit of video editing for the fun of it.
Wow, that's just nuts! I didn't notice you were in Denmark. I had a very interesting conversation on a flight to Montreal with a gentleman from Denmark about vehicle pricing. If I remember correctly, he told me that your sales tax on a vehicle is MORE than the actual price of the vehicle
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And for the record, I didn't mean to offend you with the adult joke. It was simply meant as a bit of humor to ease tensions. Sorry.
I wasn't offended I don't get offended over the internet You're providing good information to newer forum members, so keep going! We've had these discussions several times on OC.net, but newer members probably haven't seen any of them. Reps for you
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Thanks

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As promised for comparison, here are the testresults of the 120Gb Hitachi deskstar.

SiSoftware Sandra

Benchmark Results
Drive Index : 29MB/s

Performance Test Status
Run ID : 1x120Gb Hitachi deskstar, on 29. april 2006 at 11:17:41

Benchmark Breakdown
Buffered Read : 31 MB/s
Sequential Read : 31 MB/s
Random Read : 25 MB/s
Buffered Write : 31 MB/s
Sequential Write : 31 MB/s
Random Write : 31 MB/s
Average Access Time : 8 ms

HD Tach:
Burst: 32.6Mb/s
Average Read: 31.4Mb/s
Random Access Time: 14.2ms

ATTO:
Sustained Write transfer rate: 32.341Mb/s
Sustained Read transfer rate: 32.109Mb/s

Clearly this disk is performing to specifications. However there is a huge jump from this 2.5 year old ATA disk to the single 80Gb SATA2 Dmax. This clearly supports the feeling I had, that the change from this disk to the single Dmax did infact improve the overall performance by a good deal.

If I should give an example of a similar improvement, I would have to compare it to when I went from an AMD 1600+ CPU, to my current P4 3.2 MHz CPU. I know it's a dificult comparison, but I got just as much of a "wow" feeling from the single Dmax. In my mind there is no doubt! A significant performance boost is to be gained, in an upgrade from ATA to SATA2, and for that matter SATA1.

A writeup will be posted in the first post, as soon as I get the time for it.
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Thankyou - I just got my raid runnin with 3 of the dmax80's. Best thing I ever did. D... fast. thanks. - Oh and - GOOD JOB"":-)
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