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Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Drive Reaches New Performance Peak with 1 TB Model

Would you rather have the 1 TB Raptor or a 120 GB SSD?

  • 120 GB SSD

    Votes: 25 44.6%
  • WD Raptor

    Votes: 12 21.4%
  • I'll take the WD Raptor, unless you give me a 240 GB SSD

    Votes: 19 33.9%

  • Total voters
    56
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#51
Umm , you are saying that because you live in Europeans or E. Asians your prices are almost double .. then the V.Raptor would be $600.00 and the SSD would 240 ...

Whats your point .. the SSD is still A better deal even if all your prices are doubled.
I meant for SSDs... :D
 
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#52
The other ones is that, compared to SSD, it will NOT diminish its performance over time...
This was solved with TRIM.

Step out of 2007 and into 2012!
 
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#53
Velociraptor all the way. WTF you gonna do with a 120 SSD? before you know it its half full and crawling like a spinner
lmao

A full SSD will still be faster!

What am I gonna do with that when I start hitting it with multiple IO request and it starts to crawl like a spinner?

SSDs are still too expensive.
I have well over 120GB or programs I use almost every day......
That doesn't include games......

If I won the lottery, then that's another matter...
you don't store 200+ gb's of games on a SSD.

Besides MMO's and BF3/Skyrim games don't benefit much from an SSD cause once everything is loaded you are in main memory.
 
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#54
How many VelociRaptors does it take to hit 1gb/s? I can tell you it only takes two Corsair Force GTs and with everything loaded up, I'm only using half of my RAID-0 2x120Gb SSD alternatively, everything where speeds don't matter as much, I have a RAID-5 which I know will save me if a drive fails. 1TB velociraptor is nice for someone who wants to throw everything on one drive and wants something a bit better than 7200 RPM drives. It is no SSD replacement.
 
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How many VelociRaptors does it take to hit 1gb/s? I can tell you it only takes two Corsair Force GTs and with everything loaded up,.
if I had to guess I would say maybe 4.
 
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Newegg has the OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB for $64 before $15 rebate for those of us who have a large drive, and want to add the Cache ability.
 
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This was solved with TRIM.

Step out of 2007 and into 2012!
No it wasn't fixed 100%. Check Anand or Tomshardware reviews for this...:shadedshu
 
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No it wasn't fixed 100%. Check Anand or Tomshardware reviews for this...:shadedshu
You care to post some more proof of this ??

you got a link?
 

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#59
You care to post some more proof of this ??

you got a link?
TRIM doesn't improve performance *that* much, and when it comes to games you're hitting reads a lot more than writes, so TRIM isn't going to benefit you in most cases with video games anyways. TRIM isn't a magical cure that mades SSDs perfect. It's an improvement, yes, however the perf difference is only something like 15%.
 
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#60
I have been using an Intel X25-M ssd as a bootdrive since late '09. I have not noticed any dramatic slowdowns.
No obvious slowdowns on my new HyperX game SSD either. Been using it since Dec. 2011.
TRIM seems to be working for me.

You get slowdowns in benchmarks, but in real world usage SSDs are so fast that even if they do degrade, they are still a vast improvement ofer platter based hdds.