What is the fastest sub $200 drive out?
Its time to upgrade, I was thinking of doing 2x 36gb raptors using raid0, but after reading a bunch of different benchmarks and reviews of this setup, it appears they are just barely faster than a single 74gb raptor. So that leads me to ask my next question, are the 74GB's the fastest drives out right now?
Rotational Speed 10,000 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 8 MB
Average Latency 2.99 ms (nominal)
Contact Start/Stop Cycles 20,000 minimum
Seek Times (Average)
Read Seek Time (Average) 4.5 ms
Write Seek Time (Average) 5.9 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time 0.6 ms (average)
Full Stroke Seek 10.2 ms (average)
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 1,200 Mbits/s (Max)
Buffer To Disk 72 MB/s (Sustained)