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10,000rpm vs 16mb cache

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Last response: in Storage
December 1, 2005 7:59:54 PM

For gaming speed would a 74Gig Raptor or a 250Gig 16mb cache WD be faster, or negligible difference?
If I went with the first, I'd a storage drive later.

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December 1, 2005 8:02:55 PM

While gaming? Assuming you have enough RAM, the only thing the HD speeeds up is zone/level loads and bootup. On short bursts 16mb cache will be as fast as the Raptor, but the Raptor wins in the long haul.

December 2, 2005 5:47:09 PM

Definitely the Raptor. Nothing beats raw RPM's.
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December 3, 2005 2:10:40 PM

roger that.. more RPM's OhOH oHHHH!!!
December 3, 2005 2:26:14 PM

I have a 74mb Raptor, and a 16mb 250gig Maxtor.

Both are quite fast, and I can not tell the difference in operation whether accessing RAPTOR or Maxtor unless I benchmark them.

If you need the fastest period, go Raptor...
Ir you need very fast and spacious, go 16mb cache, 250 or 300gig
December 9, 2005 12:17:20 PM

£/Performance Maxtor wins easily
Performance Raptor wins (but by 5 secs per level load?)

I'd get the Maxtor.