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Old 03-18-2005, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm just curious how good the WD raptors are compared to a regular 72000 rpm HD. I also notice they don't come with that many gigs of space. If some one could give me some more info that would be great
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The higher the rpm of the drive, the lower the seek time is. For a 5200rpm drive, seek time is around 13ms. 7200rpm is around 9ms. 10000rpm is around 5ms. 15000rpm is around 3.3ms.
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Windows loads pretty fast, windows XP takes like 15-20 mins, copying files and loading games are pretty fast...that kind of stuff.
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XP takes like 15-20 mins
You mean seconds, right!?
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No, hes talking about minutes to install
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No, hes talking about minutes to install
Yeah my bad, coulda worded that better, but yeah I was referring to the amount of time it took to install a fresh copies of Windows XP on the drives...for booting it takes way less than 15-20 seconds, hell my computer takes like 10-12 seconds to boot with a normal drive, takes like 7 seconds with a 10k drive
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how come they only come in like 30 gig and 70 gig storage space? Is it because of the rpms?
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I have no clue honestly.
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I have no clue honestly.

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Yea good job stevedud. Anyways, I think it's cauze that it's expensive. But you know, he did bring up a good point. Why did they do it? Cauze they don't use multiples of 10 for their drives. They have a 36 and a 74 gigs in raptors...and having 10000 rpm isn't that special anyways. I see drives that run at that rpm and have twice the gigs....but it's 4x expensive.
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