150gig Raptor Bling Bling!

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  1. Excellent. Can't wait for some benchmarks. Doubt I'd upgrade though. It would have to put the 74GB to shame.
  2. Wow, I could watch it spin for days
  3. Looks nice but it's just for show.

    The marketing people are at it again. :-|

    Semper Fi carry on
  4. storagereview has a review. It's definitely an improvement. Shows gains of 20%.
  5. I meant the window is just for show.

    The drive really is faster.

    Not as fast as a U320 15,000RPM drive but faster than previous raptors.
  6. I saw a pre-release benchmark showing it was fastest in gamer worktstation environments than a 15k SCSI, but not in server apps.
  7. It is faster than the 15K SCSI's but not in server apps.

    There are two versions being released. The standard raptor and the raptor x which has the fancy case.
  8. correction, even the 74gig Raptor beats 15k rpm SCSI drives in desktop environments.
  9. Any spec info? Like whether it will have a 16MB cache or suppport NCQ? Or if it'll do SATAII?

    -mpjesse
  10. Rotational Speed 10,000 RPM (nominal)
    Buffer Size 16 MB
    Average Latency 2.99 ms (nominal)
    Contact Start/Stop Cycles 20,000 minimum

    Seek Times
    Read Seek Time 4.6 ms
    Write Seek Time 5.2 ms (average)
    Track-To-Track Seek Time 0.4 ms (average)
    Full Stroke Seek 10.2 ms (average)

    Transfer Rates
    Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 1.5 Gb/s (Max)
    Buffer To Disk 72 MB/s (Sustained)


    Recommended Configuration Parameters
    Number of Heads (Physical) 4


    Physical Specifications
    Formatted Capacity 150,039 MB
    Capacity 150 GB
    Interface SATA 150 MB/s
    Actuator Type Rotary Voice Coil
    Number of Platters 2
    Bytes Per Sector 512
    User Sectors Per Drive 293,046,768
    Servo Type Embedded


    Physical Dimensions
    English
    Height 1.028 Inches (Max)
    Length 5.787 Inches (Max)
    Width 4.00 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
    Weight 1.81 Pounds (+/- .10 lb)

    Metric
    Height 26.1 mm (Max)
    Length 147 mm (Max)
    Width 101.6 mm
    Weight 0.822 kg (+/- .082 kg)


    Environmental Specifications
    Shock
    Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
    Non-operating Shock 250G, 2 ms

    Acoustics
    Idle Mode 39 dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 0 46 dBA (average)

    Temperature (English)
    Operating 41° F to 131° F
    Non-operating -40° F to 149° F

    Temperature (Metric)
    Operating 5° C to 55° C
    Non-operating -40° C to 65° C

    Humidity
    Operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
    Non-operating 5-95% RH non-condensing

    Altitude (English)
    Operating -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
    Non-operating -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

    Altitude (Metric)
    Operating -305M to 3,050M
    Non-operating -305M to 12,200M

    Vibration
    Operating
    Linear 10-300 Hz, 3.0G (0 to peak)
    Random 10-300 Hz, 0.008 g² / Hz

    Non-operating
    Low Frequency 10-300 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
    High Frequency 300-500 Hz, 5.0G (0 to peak)


    Electrical Specifications
    Current Requirements
    12 VDC
    Read/Write 470 mA
    Idle 375 mA
    Standby 18.75 mA
    Sleep 18.75 mA

    5 VDC
    Read/Write 875 mA
    Idle 938 mA
    Standby 488 mA
    Sleep 450 mA

    Power Dissipation
    Read/Write 10.02 Watts
    Idle 9.19 Watts
    Standby 2.66 Watts
    Sleep 2.48 Watts
  11. Clicky then specification.
  12. **taps wusy on shoulder**
    Did ya see where the 150gig and 74gig Raptor ravages the 15k SCSI drives ;)

    Seriously, SCSI drives do better on a large database multi-user environment, this is true due to faster i/o's and good transfers.
    But if your 500gig drive is 3/4 full with small files and backups, even a desktop user can feel the lag of Raptors, and large database management is SCSI's forte, not loading F.E.A.R...
  13. A 16MB cache should help a bit. I'm still a little disappointed they're continuing to use SATAI. The Raptor's come frightengly close to exceeding the 150MB/s SATAI sometimes.

    -mpjesse
  14. 70MB sustained transfer is what counts, up a couple of MB from the 74gig model... Doesnt really matter much what it does in a nanosecond...
  15. Well then good, since the Raptors trump in that arena also...
    but I thought you were into boasting about size in centimeters, when everyone else uses inches???
  16. Quote:
    A 16MB cache should help a bit. I'm still a little disappointed they're continuing to use SATAI. The Raptor's come frightengly close to exceeding the 150MB/s SATAI sometimes.

    -mpjesse


    From what I read (I can't remember where), they are sticking to SATA I because the IC level electronics involved are a little more mature, and they don't quite need SATA-II yet. However, as soon as that changes, they supposedly plan to release a SATA-II version (we shall see...)
  17. **pats wusy reassuringly...**
    Yes, that is an arena that SCSI server drives stand out from the crowd, and a reason for WD to tune the drives as to keep them from outperforming thier counterparts in order to maintain profitablity.
    [/But in non-server environoments, ones like workstations, office PC's and gaming rigs, the Raptors are faster for most uses...]
  18. I like to ride mine hard an rough! :wink:
  19. Well the enterprise version is out: Sold Here
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