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Old August 2, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Thats a pretty skewed list as theres hardly any seagates on it at all.
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Old August 2, 2008, 04:27 PM
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If performance is the goal, Seagate has nothing worth buying right now.

Maybe the new 640 GB one, but i haven't seen it benched yet.
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Old August 2, 2008, 04:28 PM
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7200.11 250gb is not on ncix... (500= 72cdn, 640= 84cdn, 1000= 143cdn)

what about game?

i research on

samsung spinpoint f1 750gb
wd cavair se16 640gb (as everyone mention about this... correct?)
hitachi 7k1000
WD1500ADFD
velociraptor

i admit that velociraptor is fastest hdd... but for 309cdn?

i narrow wd cavir se16 and f1 because they are close same... i decide wd se16 for 80cdn for os and game.. f1 for storage (112) or maybe in future... i mean se16 has 650gb so i will split it ( 100gb and 550gb).

AnandTech: Western Digital 640GB - Twice the Platters, Twice the Fun


i mean raptor is not worth and little outdate... velociraptor is much than raptor...
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Old August 2, 2008, 05:15 PM
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The 750GB F1 isn't near as fast as the 1TB as it still uses 250GB platters.
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Old August 2, 2008, 05:20 PM
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really? thank you for note that...


so i will cancel 750gb plan and wait for a right price for 1 tib

<< hopefully will be happy to return raptor and buy wb caviar se16 640gib for 80cdn...
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Old August 3, 2008, 07:07 AM
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There is no need to return the Raptor. A Raptor HD is the best choice for a system drive. Contrary to what that guy was saying how Raptors are only useful transferring large files, this is false! Raptors shine with their low average seek times. This means faster Windows load, faster game level load, etc. Faster searching, installing, etc.

Anyway, pick up a WD6400AAKS as a solid 7200rpm drive. Don't bother with Seagate. Their 7200.11 drives underperform compared to the competition right now. Don't bother with Samsung either - sure their F1 line is fast but Samsung is not a big name in hard drives yet so I wouldn't pay big money for this. It's like buying a Hyundai Sonata over a Toyota Camry. Sure, the Hyundai works just like the Camry, but it's a Hyundai for chrissake!
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Old August 3, 2008, 09:01 AM
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There is no need to return the Raptor. A Raptor HD is the best choice for a system drive. Contrary to what that guy was saying how Raptors are only useful transferring large files, this is false! Raptors shine with their low average seek times. This means faster Windows load, faster game level load, etc. Faster searching, installing, etc.

Anyway, pick up a WD6400AAKS as a solid 7200rpm drive. Don't bother with Seagate. Their 7200.11 drives underperform compared to the competition right now. Don't bother with Samsung either - sure their F1 line is fast but Samsung is not a big name in hard drives yet so I wouldn't pay big money for this. It's like buying a Hyundai Sonata over a Toyota Camry. Sure, the Hyundai works just like the Camry, but it's a Hyundai for chrissake!
Definitely do not agree with that statement. Samsung drives have been around for a long time and among people who care how loud their computers are generally buy Samsung drives.
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Old August 4, 2008, 03:48 AM
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Have you seen the specs on the 250g drive?
If this isn't quick I don't know what is.

Yes, i have both...the WD640,and the Seagate 250. The 640 is quicker, but the 250 "feels" pretty-much as fast.*well...i put the 250 in my daughters rig..guess it isn't mine anymore*
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Old August 4, 2008, 03:12 PM
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Have you seen the specs on the 250g drive?
If this isn't quick I don't know what is.
Is the random access time supposed to be that high? I do not know about you but it seems like compared to my old PATA 7200.10 seen in blue below it should be better. Granted, it whomps my 250 in everything else.

Sorry for the old screenie, I am not booted into Windows atm so just ignore the red line there.
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Old August 4, 2008, 09:22 PM
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MacJunky: Yeah, his run was off a little, but fairly par for the course.. for the Seagate 250.

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