WD Raptor SATA150 or Seagate Barracuda SATA300 ?

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  1. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    I'm building a new system soon and want a fast drive for it: I was ready to purchase a Raptor until I noticed it was SATA150. The Barracuda is SATA300 and has very similar access times, so is there any sense in getting the Raptor?
     
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    get the WD caviar sataII with 16MB buffer instead
    just as fast as the raptor
     
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    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    So basically, any advantage the Raptor had is nullified by the fact that SATA2 has twice the bandwidth ? Just tryin' to understand :)
     
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    raptors in raid 0 are faster than the caviar, but not by much
     
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    Just make sure that your mobo can handle SATAII.
     

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