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So, hard drives, not something I have really paid attention to over the years. I have 3 in my rig.

I have always ran the raptor as my primary and the other 2 are storage drives. Out of curiosity I ran a benchmark using HD Tune, and the Raptor seems to be the slowest of the drives. Am I looking at this data wrong or is the drive showing its age. Should I maybe consider switching my main drive (maybe move to SSD).

1) WD 150GB Raptor (3+ years old) - 80.8 MB/s
2) WD 500GB (2+ years old) - 91.6 MB/s
3) WD 640GB (purchased recently) - 124.9 MB/s






    
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Read #7 in my sig.
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Well if this test is any indication it still seems like it is the slowest of the 3. I had always blindly assumed it was the quickest without bothering to do any research. I am toying with the idea of getting an ssd, but wonder what kind of speed differences there are in these kinds of tests.



    
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iops > sequential. 4k reads to be exact.
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Intel 160 G2.

It's a few magnitude difference:

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I was thinking of picking the one below up. Any drawbacks to this one? My mind isn't set but I may pull the trigger.

OCZ (OCZSSD2-2VTX80G) Vertex 2 SATA II 2.5" 80GB Solid State Drive, Read: 285MB/s, Write: 275MB/s
    
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Thats a fantastic drive. One of the best on the market. (Sandforce controller = awesome)
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Originally Posted by Polska View Post
I was thinking of picking the one below up. Any drawbacks to this one? My mind isn't set but I may pull the trigger.

OCZ (OCZSSD2-2VTX80G) Vertex 2 SATA II 2.5" 80GB Solid State Drive, Read: 285MB/s, Write: 275MB/s
That's a great price especially in CAD.
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Well I bit the bullet. The difference is noticable, but whether its worth it is debatable . Nice to have for sure. One day when these are cheap enough and your whole system is SSDs it will be a definate benefit. Did all the tweaking I could find (drivers/services). Not sure if performance is as advertised, but seems good.

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Edited by Polska - 1/3/11 at 9:47am
    
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