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Ok, just how much of a differance do 2x 74 GB Raptors make vs a singal SATA/SATA II drive @ 7200 RPM? Benchmarks are fine, but I would also like some really-world observations. I will be doing my own tests with my 2 Raptors vs some old 7200 RPM EDIE drives I have and report back, but I would like to get your angle as well.
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2 raptors in raid 0 should be faster than the SATAs, In my opinion. It would be a lot cheaper to get the SATAs, and it wouldn't be much faster to raid the Raptors together.
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all I can say about my RAID raptors is, wowza....

This things are really fast it's not even funny. Seems like I was always the last dude in a CS:S server, but now I am always first.. Windows loads in half the time, and seems like I never have to wait for my HD to load..
    
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i own 2 74 gb raptor in raid 0 and i noticed a huge difference right away..against a sata1 they blow them away, as far as sata 2 ive never had one so and i dont know their burst rate etc are. But as the guy above me, windows loads very fast. Graphically advanced programs can pull up lager files much faster, compressing movies, are worth the extra little bit. I got my raptors very cheap, but for the average user (assuming you cant get them at company cost 84.00) Spending that much money might not be worth it. They do have the raptor X 150gb with 16mb cache out now as well which might suit you, who knows
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This has been discussed quite heavily in this message board and there is information on the web about this very topic. Just saying there is information out there if you search for it.
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I'm doing a lot of testing on SATA2 disks in diferent Raid-0 setups. I Primarily refference the Raptors, because they are the only ones that can keep up. They are however behind in some cases, and in front in others.

You can reed all about it if you follow the link in my Sig.

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haha i get 1 loading bar =).
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Yes, I get somewhere between a 1/2 and 3/4. On a blank windows that is!
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haha on a BLANK windows, i get no loading bar, hell i dont even get a loading screen.
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install Win XP in 8 mins ( my record time )
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