Ken Marcus wrote Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:50 AM
> I have been getting the Sata II 500 GB drives for the new
> servers. But, I don't really need all that space.
> Has anyone tried the Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA 10K
> RPM drives, and
> are they any better?
We tested the Raptor, but as they have 1.5Gb/s access speed, we found
wd drives with 3 Gb/s to be faster in test we ran.
We settled on the WD2500AAKS and also use WD2500AAJS.
The KS has 16MB cache and the JS has 8MB cache.
We found the hard drive cache size made very little diff.
time tar -czpsvf usr.tgz /usr
The test exercises the CPU and (I/O) hard drive access.
And gives you the time to run the test process.
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