|Model||Raptor WD1500AD and Raptor-X|
|Design||2 Platters, 4 Heads|
|Cache||16 MB SDRAM|
|Interface||Serial ATA/150, 1.5 GBit/s, Native Command Queuing|
|Avg. Access Time||4.6 ms read, 5.2 ms write|
|Weight||1.81 lbs (822 g)|
|MSRP||$ 349.99 (Raptor-X) or $ 299.99 (Raptor)|
Is The Raptor The Drive For You? Check Out The Tom's Hardware HDD Charts!
If you are going to spend $ 300 on a hard drive, you might ask yourself whether the money wouldn't be invested better in buying a 400-500 GB hard drive running at 7200 RPM. Up to three times the storage capacity certainly is an argument that is worth considering, since the new Raptor looks pretty bad in terms of costs per gigabyte.
To allow you to check the best price/performance ratios based on real time pricing information by TG Stores, we have put together the HDD Charts. These include all the hard drives that have been tested on our reference system. So far, we have approximately 30 drives, both current models and older drives, and the number is going to increase with every hard drive review that hits the storage guide.
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- RAID Or Raptor?
- Would You Like A Fast Drive Or A Large Drive?
- How About A RAID Setup?
- Choose Raptor-X With Moon Roof
- ... Or The Staid WD1500AD
- WD1500AD/Raptor-X Technical Data
- Showdown Between 7,200 RPM RAID 0 And The Raptor-X
- Benchmark Results
- Average Access Time
- PCMark05 Windows XP Startup
- I/O Performance
- I/O Performance, Continued
- SYSmark 2004 SE Application Benchmark
- Conclusion: The Raptor-X Is Unrivaled