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Do you have HDTach results for the Seagate? It's been a few years since I ran my 74gig Raptor but 70MB/s average and 8.6ms random access seems about right. Read/write speeds were only above average even back when it was released. What was important was random access. Larger drives will have more dense platters leading to better read/write speeds.
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Why did your read speeds jump from 41MB/s to ~70MB/s?

The speeds recorded by HD Tach seem normal...
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The drive is a few years old but even then 52mb/s had me concerned, 70 seems much closer to what i was expecting. Thanks for all the replies and advice! heres the results for the 5400 seagate for those who care:

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Everything looks about right with the average reads being close and the random access being much better with the Raptor. If the data you are accessing is a large file all close together on the platter (sequential read) you won't see a difference but if what you are reading is a lot of small files distributed across the platter, the Raptor will be much faster.
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