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Old 6th January, 2006, 03:10 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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The new Raptor looks to be fantastically fast for single user work, pushing its way up to and beyond some 15KRPM SCSI drives. Put against similar cost SCSI drives for a multi-user environment, and it fares badly.

So, the good news is that for the average user the new Raptor offers more storage, more I/O operations a second, and about the same noise. The bad news appears to be that the new Raptor, like the old Raptors, cannot hold its own against SCSI drives in a multi-user server environment. It also suffers a higher power consumption.

If you have the money and don't mind the noise, the new Raptor looks to be a fantastically fast drive for the desktop. If you have a server, continue investing in those SCSI drives.
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