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  1. #61
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    so all in all the new drives have huge performance increases of the 74GB except the access time?
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    On a single drive basis, with SR's performance database as the reference, overall performance is between 15 and 20 percent better that the 74 gig model. I hesitate to call that a huge difference, but to each his own

    To get a visual picture for yourself, go to the following link, click the sort button and you'll be better able to judge it for yourself. Note that performance is generally better without command queuing than with it.

    http://www.storagereview.com/comparison.html
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    However, the very fact that there IS a performance increase along with twice the capacity makes this drive a very nice upgrade in my book.

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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    except the higher access time. That point is bugging me.

    Hmmm... going through that link I see results for the new Raptor X in there. It seems the access time is even slightly HIGHER on those then on the original Raptor drive which throws our idea of a better, more optimized scenario for single desktop users. Bah.
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    Quote Originally Posted by cantankerous
    except the higher access time. That point is bugging me.

    Hmmm... going through that link I see results for the new Raptor X in there. It seems the access time is even slightly HIGHER on those then on the original Raptor drive which throws our idea of a better, more optimized scenario for single desktop users. Bah.
    Yes, it is slower. It bothers me, too, I was hoping it would be faster still, but lets not forget that the X model's firmware is optomised for single user desktop systems, so chances are the overall gains are greater than the small access time penalty. SR's ranking indicates this is true.

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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    well it seems access time is lower on the regular, now released raptors. It seems in a few tests it is faster on STR as well however the Raptor X is faster on 'some' game loading but that is it. I am wondering if it is even worth waiting for the X and instead getting the already available drives are access time is obviously no better on the X drives if not slower. Besides the few games it loads faster theoretically the original now released Raptor beats it in other aspects so its a toss up. No drive is a clear winner.
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    It takes a good old fashion seat of the pants test ride in actual use to determing a clear winner.

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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    well how about your order a couple and do the test ride for us both BMW! LOL.
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    I'd love to do just that, but its gonna be a while until this old fart can cough up 300 bones for a HD!

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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    I am running 2 right now and they seem to be pretty fast to me......
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    gees 150 gig to me seems to be overkill. i try to keep my entire set of files on my main drive under 7 gig and of that only about 5 can i justify backing up anywhere. i back up to dvd data ..

    I reckon it is nice to tell you buddies about all the storage space avaiable, bragging rights etc.

    If a person has business reason, sure more is better. Otherwise sure seems like expensive storage for games and music.
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    Quote Originally Posted by taku
    gees 150 gig to me seems to be overkill. i try to keep my entire set of files on my main drive under 7 gig and of that only about 5 can i justify backing up anywhere. i back up to dvd data ..

    I reckon it is nice to tell you buddies about all the storage space avaiable, bragging rights etc.

    If a person has business reason, sure more is better. Otherwise sure seems like expensive storage for games and music.


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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    exactly, I buy the drives for their speed, not the space really. The space is just an added bonus and if you do need it it's their. I have 650GB of space in my system now and believe me at least half of that is always in constant use.
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    Ok, newegg has the Raptor X in for about a week now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011

    Has anyone used one in person or know if there really is a difference between this and the non windowed version? I really want to jump on a pair of 150's NOW but want to make sure I make the best decision the first time. I really don't care about the looks as long as it performs. If the windowed version performs better I will grab that otherwise I want whichever is the best. There have been rumours of differing firmware between the two variants but still no proof. What would you guys do?

    I am looking forward to gigabyte's I-Ram 2 as well. Solid state, SATA2 interface DDR up to 16GB of ram is pretty sweet and should do much better than any raptor config.
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    Re: 150 Gig Raptor Review!

    I haven't played with either variant of the 150 yet but based on SR's data, I'll bet that the difference between the two is only detectable in benchmarks. Not during actual use.

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