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Old 02-14-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

Hello,

I am in the process of working out a list for my next build, now that Q6450 & 9800 x2 are just around the corner.

I was thinking about having 2 raptors in raid 0 for ultimate loading time. On newegg there are Western Digital Raptor X & Western Digital Raptor (with ought the X). What is the difference? I think one is see thru and the other is not, but is there any performance diff?

What you guys think about 2 raptors in raid 0 in general?

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Default Re: Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

are these the 10,000rpm hdd???
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yes sir, I dont think raptors make HDD lower then 10,000 rpm's .
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Default Re: Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

well im not sure what the X diff is ....
but are the a considerable amount faster then 7200rpms, ive never used one before.
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Thanks for the useless responses Cryman. lol just playing.
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Default Re: Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

The RaptorX has a clear cover, and a 16MB cache as opposed to 8MB

EDIT: A few things to note, dBA for starters, it's louder and it uses more power so would run at higher temps.



A good article HERE
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This information is not correct man, or newegg info is wrong.

Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011

4x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Internal Hard Drives
Average Latency: 2.99ms
Average Seek Time: 4.6ms
Average Write Time: 5.2ms
Cache: 16MB
Model #: WD1500AHFD
Item #: N82E16822136011

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Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012

4x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Internal Hard Drives
Average Latency: 2.99ms
Average Seek Time: 4.6ms
Average Write Time: 5.2ms
Cache: 16MB
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Default Re: Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

im just as curious as you about 10,000 hard drives
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Default Re: Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

I'd trust the review before I trusted Newegg.

If you're still unsure then you could always check up at WD (HERE)

EDIT: Now that you've given the models I see where the confusion comes in, I assumed you were referring to the traditional 74GB Raptor when you stated "Rapror (normal)" which is also what the table I posted is concerned with.

The difference between the two you have linked is a clear cover and $5

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Default Re: Raptor X or Rapror (normal) what's the Diff?

the raptor x was the first ever hard drive to have a window were you can see all the inners moving around:

heres a youtube review of it: EDIT: if you click through to about half way the bloke runs a benchmark and you really see how physically fast it reads it

and heres one of it in action:

look how fast that head moves!! crazy
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