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fatcat said:600GB SATA3 2.5" Velociraptor for reference
Gargoyle said:Without looking up specs, I'm guessing the 10k drive uses more power, too. Maybe it'd drain the battery before it melted the chassis of my chic plastique laptop.
fatcat said:next time buy a mac pro :rarr:
fatcat said:$259 on newegg o.O
primesuspect said:That's for the 3.5" version. The 2.5" version is out of stock.
Gargoyle said:If prices were lower right now, I'd consider getting one for my laptop. My 320GB Scorpio Black (atto attached) gets about 80 MB/s. It was a huge, noticeable difference when I upgraded to the Scorpio Black from the 5400 rpm drive that came with it (40-45 MB/s).While the speeds of the XT would fall under the cap of the SATA 150 controller on my laptop, I still wonder if I'd see the ~110 MB/s that Prime got in his newer laptop. There's a bit on Wikipedia about access to cache benefiting from the faster interface.I wonder if the caching algorithm would work just as well in RAID usage?
fatcat said:you can remove the 2.5" drive from the heatsink homie
primesuspect said:I'm curious to see if it gets faster over time. As I use it more, I wonder if it will intelligently cache information on the SSD to really optimize the experience.
primesuspect said:Don't forget: The 500gb XT is older; SATA 3gb interface instead of 6gb
RyanMM said:Greg, you're forgetting that the 600GB Velociraptor you have that benchmark for is the 15K RPM 3.5" shell desktop version, not the 10K RPM 2.5" laptop version.You're never going to run the 15K version in a laptop, too much power and too much heat.
fatcat said:they don't make 15k Velociraptors dude, only 10khttp://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=20
drasnor said:I'm very interested in seeing what the extra $120 nets you versus the older drive. Any apples to apples reviews around?
Just remember that the 500gb is the last-gen drive and is only SATA 3gb, 4gb, and MLC.
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