Am I missing something (why raptor?)

So the Cavier SE16 WD5000AAKS is faster then the Raptor 100 rpm drives.

Yet you can find a
500 GB Cavier SE16 for $105 shipped

When a
150 GB Raptor Drive is $175 shipped

So why are all these people buying Raptor drives? Or am I not getting something?
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  1. hmmmm i thought it was the (250gb) wd2500aaks that beat the raptor...but yes i agree right now is the first time in years there is no reason to buy a raptor. tha aaks kick some serious butt
  2. They make a 250 gb, 500 gb, and 750 gb versions.

    Thanks, just trying to figure out why people are raving about them.

    Wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything serious, and if I am let me know. :sol:
  3. The Raptor has better seek time IIRC, but that really doesn't make up for the price-size difference.
  4. Its all about the access times. If you think your missing something to why people are still getting Raptors, then you are overlooking something.
  5. The Raptor is an enterprise-class drive. Though it's maximum sequential transfer rate is lower than some recently-released 7200RPM drives, it still beats them in average transfer rate, minimum transfer rate, IOPs, seek times, access times, and reliability metrics like MTBF and AFR.

    Don't kid yourself that any 7200RPM drive currently on the market is "faster" than the Raptor. There's way more to hard drive performance and system performance than just sequential transfer rate.
  6. SomeJoe7777 said:
    The Raptor is an enterprise-class drive. Though it's maximum sequential transfer rate is lower than some recently-released 7200RPM drives, it still beats them in average transfer rate, minimum transfer rate, IOPs, seek times, access times, and reliability metrics like MTBF and AFR.

    Don't kid yourself that any 7200RPM drive currently on the market is "faster" than the Raptor. There's way more to hard drive performance and system performance than just sequential transfer rate.


    And this is it.
  7. Really...strange.

    Judging by Toms Hardware it's just as fast if not faster.
  8. zodiacboyscorp said:
    Really...strange.

    Judging by Toms Hardware it's just as fast if not faster.
    Try this bench Workstation I/O benchmark Pattern
    Or maybe this one Random Access Time
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