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So is a single 7200.12 better than a Raptor?

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April 18, 2008 2:29:56 AM

Just brainstorming here,

Is it a better idea to get a 7200.12? I want good bang for buck when it comes to HD performance. Size doesn't really matter to me, I only play TF2 and surf the web and listen to pandora.com, openoffice, etc.

Still trying to research cheap SSD alternatives like CF with a Sata or IDE adapter, I just can't get a straight answer from anywhere. If anyone who's good at that sort of thing wants give me advice on that, that's be cool too.

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April 18, 2008 3:55:31 AM

Considering .12's dont exist no they wont be better than a raptor.

Raptors are still nice for seek times but not much else, youd be best off with a 7200.11 (these exist) at about 400-500gb mark and youll get alot more value for money.
April 18, 2008 5:47:49 AM

OH jeez I coudln't remember off the top of my head whether it was .11 or .12
thanks tho

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January 13, 2009 9:40:35 AM

Funny, I was about to flame Chookman when I saw the date...

now that the 7200.12s are a reality and have suspected 160MB/s transfer rates, the bang for the buck is definitely there now...haha
a b G Storage
January 13, 2009 5:37:44 PM

A reality? Where? Seagate's website doesn't list it.
a b G Storage
January 13, 2009 9:48:24 PM

Interesting. I wonder why it isn't on Seagate's website yet...
January 15, 2009 3:08:41 PM

i thought all that mattered was...

Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 500GB
RPM 7200 RPM
Cache 16MB

^
those numbers, what is the .11 and .12's do they make a difference, or just a newer series.
a b G Storage
January 15, 2009 6:27:20 PM

The .12's are newer, therefore they are faster.

Specifically, they have higher areal density.
January 16, 2009 2:07:42 AM

I have a Seagate Barracuda ES.2 250GB. It runs 7200 rpm and has a 32 meg buffer. It comes in 500gb and 750gb versions too. I love this hard drive. It is very fast durable and quiet. I have gotten read speeds of around 87mb/s. It was made to run in servers so you know its gotta be tough. I got mine from cdw but newegg has them as well. Take a look.

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/compare.aspx



February 9, 2009 8:40:55 PM

cjl said:
The .12's are newer, therefore they are faster.

Specifically, they have higher areal density.


Yeah like 500gb per platter :D 
February 9, 2009 8:56:48 PM

Despite the lower 16mb cache the 7200.12's do have one 500gb platter compared to a 250gb(I think) platter. This will have a larger impact even though it has half of the chache.
March 26, 2009 9:07:59 PM

Just got one on newegg, extremely fast. Makes me happy. Almost silent!

Mah newz bayst friend :love: 
April 13, 2009 7:27:57 PM

I got (2) 7200.12 and set them up in RAID 0.

HDTach in Vista 64:
Average Read: 211 MB/s
Burst: 263 MB/s

Average read in the first 500GB of the RAID was around 230 MB/s.

I didn't test single drive speed, but all the reviews seem to be getting 107 MB/s in HDTach.

Other points... this drive runs cool, fast, and extremely quiet (I never here them). I highly recommend the Seagate 7200.12 series!
July 18, 2009 8:18:22 AM

MikeD096 said:
I got (2) 7200.12 and set them up in RAID 0.

HDTach in Vista 64:
Average Read: 211 MB/s
Burst: 263 MB/s

Average read in the first 500GB of the RAID was around 230 MB/s.

I didn't test single drive speed, but all the reviews seem to be getting 107 MB/s in HDTach.

Other points... this drive runs cool, fast, and extremely quiet (I never here them). I highly recommend the Seagate 7200.12 series!


Miked, may I just ask what RAID controller you are using for those speeds. I have hooked up Raid-0 on a new pair of 7200.12's and am getting no where near those speeds. ~170mb/s max, burst of about the same too, admittedly performance across the 1Tb is good (i.e. flat and consistent) but I was a little disappointed (NVidia 630i Chipset) considering my Hitachi 7k1000.b has transfers of 120-80 and has a burst speed of 240mb/s

Regards,

Ian
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