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Old 01-19-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default just got back from a craigslist transaction...

brand new, still in the sealed package 160GB Dell Raptor...

$60...

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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Wow! Nice!
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Nice pick up!
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Sorry to steal the thread, but I have a question. What exactly is the difference between the older Raptors and the newer Velociraptors, except the heatsink?
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Sorry to steal the thread, but I have a question. What exactly is the difference between the older Raptors and the newer Velociraptors, except the heatsink?
IIRC the newer velociraptors are a little faster...
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IIRC the newer velociraptors are a little faster...
It's not a huge difference, is it?
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People on craigslist don't want to trade anything for electronics for some reason. Been trying to get rid of my computer.
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Raptor:
SATA 1.5 Gb/s
10,000 rpm
Cache: 16MB
Average Seek Time: 4.6ms
Average Write Time: 5.2ms
Average Latency: 2.99ms

Velociraptor:
SATA 3.0 Gb/s
10,000 rpm
Cache: 16MB
Average Seek Time: 4.2ms
Average Write Time: 4.7ms
Average Latency: 5.5ms
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Raptor:
SATA 1.5 Gb/s
10,000 rpm
Cache: 16MB
Average Seek Time: 4.6ms
Average Write Time: 5.2ms
Average Latency: 2.99ms

Velociraptor:
SATA 3.0 Gb/s
10,000 rpm
Cache: 16MB
Average Seek Time: 4.2ms
Average Write Time: 4.7ms
Average Latency: 5.5ms
I'm assuming the 1.5Gb/s extra makes up for that latency or something like that?
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I guess. It's looks to be more of an interface and cooling improvement with a slight increase in performance.
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