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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    the transfer speeds on that black edition are quite impressive, my 74gb raptor and my newer seagate 7200.10's get in the mid 60's.

    kinda wishing i had held off a few weeks on my purchase of my latest 7200.10, even that black edition spanks my 7200.10.

    i wanna see the RE3's in single drive performance as well, time to google.

    edit: found this quote from the article below about any potential 20k rpm drives

    And on a completely different subject, I brought up the 20,000 RPM hard drive rumor. I should say 'rumors,' since they're nothing new, but always seem more and more plausible. While Ted told me that he wouldn't talk about products in development, he was completely free to talk about products that don't exist. There's no way, with existing or planned technologies, that anyone will make a 20K hard drive. It's that at those speeds, it would be hard to control the vibration, even if the platters were only the one-inch variety. He mentioned trials (experiments, really) in hydrogen gas environments... it's just not on the horizon.
    http://www.thetechlounge.com/article...ors+of+Caviar/

    20k rpm drives sound about as good an idea as 72x cd-roms. though i doubt platter can explode out of your pc.
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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    The black edition drives are alright....average read speed is almost identical to my old seagate es.2 1 TB drive. Burst speed is about 50 mb/s faster.

    On the website it states 145mb/s max STR....I don't see it at any point in the benchmark.

    I am really impressed with the RE3 drives.....price/performance ratio is the best I've ever seen. I'd guess they should be running above 100 mb/s with a single drive given the RAID benchies

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Yeah I checked the egg and only found the RE2. The ones you linked were a great price.
    Imagine the headlines, "guy killed by hard drive platters". It would be like a piston blowing a head off
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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    You guys ever use HD Tune?
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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Quote Originally Posted by 0156 View Post
    You guys ever use HD Tune?
    i have, and do
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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Quote Originally Posted by 0156 View Post
    You guys ever use HD Tune?
    Yeah I have it at home I can run some benches on it and post it later if you like. I've always found the results to be a little bit slower than comparable HDtach benchies. Unfortunately I don't have the velociraptors any more so I won't be able to compare them.

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Cool, thanks. I know the velociraptor is fast but the price is just crazy.
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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Western Digital 2 x 250 GB RE3 RAID 0 128K Stripe ICH9R



    As I stated earlier, these speeds always show up slower than in hdtach....if I remember correctly, I got about 190-195 mb/s average read with the velociraptors....so it translates well.

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    Western Digital 2 x 250 GB RE3 RAID 0 128K Stripe ICH9R



    As I stated earlier, these speeds always show up slower than in hdtach....if I remember correctly, I got about 190-195 mb/s average read with the velociraptors....so it translates well.
    Looks about right but there's no way in hell the burst speed can be that high. A SATA-300 interface is only good for 300 MB/sec. There is a scaling problem in HDTune, and I believe in HDTach as well.

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    Looks about right but there's no way in hell the burst speed can be that high. A SATA-300 interface is only good for 300 MB/sec. There is a scaling problem in HDTune, and I believe in HDTach as well.
    or could it be Vista's caching to memory, aka superfetch?

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    No. Especially since HDTach displays the same basic results with grossly incorrect burst speeds. HDTach is a low-level test in which the file system does not enter into the picture.

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    I think the burst speed is an artifact of enabling the advanced performance option under the write caching option under the storage drives in the device manager. When I disable this, burst speeds go down to 420mb/s or so.

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    750gb black drive in stock at the egg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283

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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    which would be the better buy? the black or the re3? and which would provide the most performance? yes those could be different answers
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    Re: Western Digital Black Edition and RE3 RAID 0 benchies

    Frankly, right now, I'm in love with the RE3 drives. At $70 a pop from pro-vantage and $10 shipping, it gives you a 500gb RAID array for $150 that will absolutely crush a single velociraptor in every aspect except for seek time, for 1/2 the price of the velociraptor.

    The black's drive performance IMHO is not all that special....but I'm using it for storage anyways.

    Since my RAID array took a dump on me a few days ago because I got a little overzealous with my overclocking, I may be able to post single drive benchmarks for the RE3 drives in the next few days. But these drives are made for RAID, so I don't know how they'll look.

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