Sorry...another Raptor thread.

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I recently built a new system using a Seagate 7200.10 250GB hd, didn't use a Raptor due to posts on ocuk regarding noise. I am now considering a 74gb Raptor and Silentmaxx enclosure again for OS and games to hopefully make it more snappy and the Seagate for storage.

I understand OS will load quicker plus some games etc but I can't find any information as to the difference in 8ms for the Raptor or 13ms for the Seagate. Is there a simple way to explain the speed increase for seek time, rather than XP loads quicker? How much quicker does it load?
 
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Atom said:
I recently built a new system using a Seagate 7200.10 250GB hd, didn't use a Raptor due to posts on ocuk regarding noise. I am now considering a 74gb Raptor and Silentmaxx enclosure again for OS and games to hopefully make it more snappy and the Seagate for storage.

I understand OS will load quicker plus some games etc but I can't find any information as to the difference in 8ms for the Raptor or 13ms for the Seagate. Is there a simple way to explain the speed increase for seek time, rather than XP loads quicker? How much quicker does it load?
A quicker seek time means files can be accessed faster. The greater the difference, the snappier files will open up.

Not much more too it really unless you want to go into the technical side of things.
 
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I've both a recent 74GB raptor and a 7200.10 350GB - both are whisper quiet so I would not bother with any enclosure. There is little real world difference but I guess you are like me and have to give it a go!
 
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Without being specific, cache generally gives a depreciating return as it increases in size. 16mb will not be twice as effective as 8mb, its probably more like 10% or less increased chances of a cache hit. So if it was 10% overall chance with 8mb, 16mb would be like 11%. With cheap memory they figured why not but I wouldnt worry about it unless theres some other difference

The rough answer is no, not much difference
 
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