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Old July 30, 2008, 04:46 PM
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I have a VelociRaptor on the way. I'm using a 150GB Raptor right now and I'd be interested ot do some benchmarking on my own machine. :)

The VelociRaptor IS expensive but I think I got the best deal that I could have. NCIX is selling it for $300 (as of July 28) but I've price-matched with Anitec ($290). Add $10 express shipping and 5% GST and it came to around $315.
Ordered one as well yesterday from NCIX, been watching the price since it's release but I am tired of waiting to see if it will drop further, also snagged a 500gb seagate for another machine for 72$. Looking forward to checking it out, not having owned the 150gb version.
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Old July 31, 2008, 04:29 PM
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Well my VelociRaptor came in yesterday. With HD Tune 2.55 I get about 98MB/s average transfer rate, burst of about 150MB/s and seek of 7.3ms.

I see about a 20-25% improvement over my old 150GB Raptor.

I doubt whether it's really worth it to put down $300 for a 300GB HD, but then again this IS the fastest thing out there...
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Old July 31, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Well my VelociRaptor came in yesterday. With HD Tune 2.55 I get about 98MB/s average transfer rate, burst of about 150MB/s and seek of 7.3ms.

I see about a 20-25% improvement over my old 150GB Raptor.

I doubt whether it's really worth it to put down $300 for a 300GB HD, but then again this IS the fastest thing out there...
*Shakes fist* mine went on back order from NCIX, showed plenty in stock on tues when I ordered now they are down to 4, hopefully it's just a matter of them shipping from an outlet and not waiting to be resupplied at the warehouse.
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Old July 31, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Didn't impress me all that much. Almost all tests the WD Caviar 640 and the Samsung F1 640 were very close in terms of performance. I don't think I'd be buying this drive.
What a naive statement. I hope you DO realize that the high burst and average transfer rates of the WD6400AAKS and those 2nd-tier Samsung drives is an unrealistic measure of an HD's everyday usefulness and performance. These specs will only matter when you're copying things like an R9 9GB file. Alas, I think that happens rarely - not even 1% of the time you use an HD. If you have a bunch of tiny 500KB files, then high transfer rates won't do a thing. Access times will.

Acess times impact ALL aspects of an HD's use from bootup to game loading time, to transfers. There is NO 7200rpm that comes even close to the access times of a Raptor HD. So please don't bring up 7200rpm drives in a thread that's clearly about 10000rpm drives. If you can't afford one, sorry but that's no reason to bash it. Stick to your 2nd-tier Samsung drives then.

Now...for the rest of us logical people, here are some charts:

WD740ADFD


WD1500ADFD


WD3000GLFS


The 150GB Raptor was only a marginal improvement over the 74GB ADFD versions. Access times were the same.

However, the 300GB VelociRaptor is a whole different matter. Compared to the 150GB Raptor, there is a massive improvement of 1ms in the access times. We're now at 7.3ms only. The minimum transfer rate has increased by 35.9MB/s or 91%. The maximum transfer rate has increased by 33.4MB/s or 39%. The average transfer rate has increased by 26.6MB/s or 36%. The burst rate has increased by 31.1MB/s or 28%.

The VelociRaptor operates between 26 and 31 degrees in my case. My other three WD5000AAKS drives are all between 30 and 36 degrees.

Seeking is VERY quiet. If you have a few case fans on, then you won't even hear the VelociRaptor seeking. My old 150GB Raptor, on the hand, was quite loud.
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Old July 31, 2008, 11:55 PM
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However, the 300GB VelociRaptor is a whole different matter. Compared to the 150GB Raptor, there is a massive improvement of 1ms in the access times. We're now at 7.3ms only. The minimum transfer rate has increased by 35.9MB/s or 91%. The maximum transfer rate has increased by 33.4MB/s or 39%. The average transfer rate has increased by 26.6MB/s or 36%. The burst rate has increased by 31.1MB/s or 28%.

The VelociRaptor operates between 26 and 31 degrees in my case. My other three WD5000AAKS drives are all between 30 and 36 degrees.

Seeking is VERY quiet. If you have a few case fans on, then you won't even hear the VelociRaptor seeking. My old 150GB Raptor, on the hand, was quite loud.
Sounds impressive regarding the figures and when you look at the sound aqustics! I thought that the 150GB and 300GB VelociRaptor had the same performance before I looked at this.

When I looked at the price here in Sweden, the price at Komplett.se is at 361.69 $. So from what I can see the prices seems to have been dropped a bit.
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Old August 19, 2008, 11:21 AM
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Velociraptor raid 0
Having some difficulty pasting a garphic image but here are the numbers
Tranfer Rate
Min 135.0
Max 196.1
Ave 169.1

access 7.2
burst 164.4
cpu 4.8

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Old August 19, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Oh nice, I got something to look forward to. You use onboard raid?
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Old August 19, 2008, 11:51 AM
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Asus p5e3 using on board intel raid
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Old August 19, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Good, I got a gigabyte x48T and a pair of vraps coming, should be
very similar. Shipping was free, but its ground and the waiting sucks.
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Read today about WD releasing a 20,000 rpm raptor soon.
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