Originally posted by idiotec
The only thing RAID beats a single Raptor at is in synthetic benchmarks. In real world performance benchmarks the Raptor owns 2 7200 drives in RAID.
Edit: I couldn't find the bench I was thinking of, but this is a good one.
Getting a high score in pcmark dont always equal seeing performance increase in real life. The reality is raptors dont give you much of a improvment but if benchmarks important to you lets look at some.
Here one that acturally show real life
Notice a small 3 secounds you save in load time over a 16 cache harddrive with 3 times the space and cost the same amount.
Anouther more useful benchmark for mutitasking
Look at that the 7200RPMS harddrive are acturally better then the raptors.
IF you going for bragging rights for highest score in PCMARK or other like benchmarks tools then you want a rapitor. If you only care about performance increases that you will see in real life then raptors are a waste of money.