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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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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)
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 1,200 Mbits/s (Max)
Buffer To Disk 72 MB/s (Sustained)

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Maybe I should raid the 2 36g raptors I got.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 03:35 PM
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NO, it's actually not.

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before i bought my 7200 rpm drives i did a lot of lookinga round, and it seems that that 10000+ rpm drives are alot more prone to failure.

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before i bought my 7200 rpm drives i did a lot of lookinga round, and it seems that that 10000+ rpm drives are alot more prone to failure.
How so? Mine came with a 5yr warr. Ive had mine for I think almost 2 years and ive had zero trouble with it.

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think of failure rates in the x/1000 units made.

you may be one of the 900/1000 that has great luck, but that doesn't discount the other 100/1000.

i'm not saying i don't like the drives, i'm just saying that it's a pretty big scale.

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