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After reading this post on Jeff Atwood's blog, I decided to try one of the Raptor drives. I bought a 74GB drive to use as the primary on a machine that I wanted to repave.

I rebuilt the machine and was amazed at the difference it made. Boot time is noticeably faster and software installs went a lot faster than before. I expected some improvement, but didn't think it would be enough to justify the higher price of the Raptor drive. I was wrong - there's a big difference!

Based on what I've seen thus far, Jeff nailed it perfectly when he wrote:

It's gotten to the point now where I won't even consider building a machine without a Raptor as the boot drive. Sure, your computer may have 2 or even 4 gigabytes of memory, but going to disk is inevitable. And every time you go to disk, you'll become thoroughly spoiled by the speed of the Raptor.

Hmmm, maybe I should upgrade the 5400 RPM drive in my laptop to a 7200 RPM drive...

 

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 11:28 AM Misc | Back to top


Comments on this post: 10,000 RPM Raptor drives are fast!

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Definitely upgrade to 7200. I've used them for years, and the difference is magnificent.
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Mar 16, 2007 1:46 PM

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(I just re-read my comment and realize that some folks may read that and think that I'm a real moron. I should clarify: I've been using 2.5" laptop 7200 RPM drives for years, and will never go back.
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Mar 16, 2007 1:51 PM

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I have to agree, I just got a new machine that I plan on hosting VMs. Since it is my first C2D machine as well as my first raptor install I am not sure who gets the most credit, but none the less I am impressed.
Left by JCichocki on Mar 17, 2007 9:08 AM

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