[QUOTE=crossg;2043162]Raw numbers or not and although they are benchmarks that thing kicks some serious butt in the read/write (transfer) especially in the Avg read dept.[/QUOTE]
The benchmarks look really good, which prompted me to do a little research on my two Seagate Cheetah 10K.7 (74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache SCSI Ultra320) – combined with the Adaptec UltraScsi controller – and came up with:
[I]Performance Transfer Rates Internal Transfer Rate (min): 472 Mbits/sec Internal Transfer Rate (max): 944 Mbits/sec Formatted Int Transfer Rate (min): 59 MBytes/sec Formatted Int Transfer Rate (max): 118 MBytes/sec External (I/O) Transfer Rate (max): 320 MBytes/sec. [/I]
I’m not tech-savvy enough to know how that actually compares with the new Raptor, but the Seagate numbers, combined with SCSI’s more mature technology, seem more than adequate. And with a new SATA mobo, I can always switch to Raptor-type HDs later on.