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August 1, 2010 12:27:18 AM

what is the fastest sata drive out right now cuz the raptor has long been beeten
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August 1, 2010 1:02:12 AM

Fastest in what sense? Access time? Transfer rate?

For access times, the raptor still rules among consumer hard drives. You need to go to a 15Krpm SAS drive to beat it - or to a Solid State Disk (SSD).

For transfer rates, the very general rule is that the bigger the capacity and the fewer the platters, the faster the transfer rate. RAID-0 can also be used to improve transfer rates (at the expense of extra complexity, cost, and poorer reliability).