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If you haven't ever used a raptor before, you'll likely be happy with the purchase at that price point. I remember when I got my used 36GB raptor thru the classifieds (still in use now, many years later) - the speed difference in installing and opening applications was CONSIDERABLE.
To get an SSD with a good quality controller and firmware whose performance doesn't degrade considerably after use, your going to spend 100's of dollars. To my knowledge, at this price, this raptor is as fast as a hard drive you could possibly get.
May want more feedback, don't decide in my word alone - I'm not the most up to date. Someone correct me if you think I'm off base.
Sorry to hijack, but I'm hoping someone can answer this:
Using HD Tune 2.55 to test WD 74gb (10k RPM) and 320gb (7.2k RPM)
transfer rate avg is 62 mb/sec
seek time is 8ms
transfer rate avg is 80.5 mb/sec
seek time is 16.8ms
Which of the following data is indicative of performance (both are I realize) but If you had to pick which is faster, what would one base his decision on, seek time or transfer rate? The fastest of these two drives I will dedicate as my OS drive. Thanks in advance and looking forward to what you guys have to say!