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    fastes hard drive

    Hi, whats the fastes hard drive out at the moment? is it still the 150gb raptor? i read on custom pc mag a while ago that stated that the 400gb seagate hdd is faster then the raptor?

    is a sata300 backward compatible ie it works on a mobo that has a sata1 interface? Thanks

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    Raptor drives are the fastest, although SSDs are faster then Raptors but more expensive.

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    About time the Raptors were given a boost tbh, still fastest but not got the edge they used to have..

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    It depends, as a single drive they might be fast.
    But can be outperformed by a RAID with standard HDDs.

    As for SATA300, the MB should be backward compatible, or there is a jumper setting on the HDD

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    It depends, as a single drive they might be fast.
    But can be outperformed by a RAID with standard HDDs.

    As for SATA300, the MB should be backward compatible, or there is a jumper setting on the HDD
    In random reading the Raptor will be faster but in sequential reading RAID is faster.

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    It depends, as a single drive they might be fast.
    But can be outperformed by a RAID with standard HDDs.

    As for SATA300, the MB should be backward compatible, or there is a jumper setting on the HDD
    my MB only supports sata1. so can any sata hard drive work on my mobo? thanks

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    my MB only supports sata1. so can any sata hard drive work on my mobo? thanks
    Yes.

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    all depends on the person, I must say from a gaming perspective Raptors are not worth the money, barely help with loading compared to modern 7200rpm drives. (given a fast CPU, GPU and RAM)

    From what I notice, file searches, defragging and getting into desktop (all my programs are opening etc...) is far quicker compared to my 7200.10s.

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    I found that having lots of hard drives helps.

    Raptor with my Windows and Apps installed on it.

    Another drive with my games on it.

    Another drive with my temp folders and swap file on it..



    Works for me.

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    SCSI controller with 4x15k rpm cheetahs in raid 0 \o/

    mind you, they kick out a bit of noise...
    *insert something whitty here*

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    cool thanks for your advice guys. i have another question regarding external hdd's.

    is there a huge speed difference between a desktop external hdd and a portable hdd that doesnt need a power outlet to power it up ie http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=483039

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    umm any suggestions weather the above product is alow slower then a desktop hdd? thanks

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    Yes. Much slower. The desktop one is probably cheaper as well, meaning you have spare cash for a new keyboard too

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    cool i guess i will go with the desktop one untill they can find a way to run and power up a desktop hdd on a usb hehe

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    Re: fastes hard drive

    Is the Deskstar 7K1000 not faster than a Raptor? I'm sure someone told me it was......

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