what do you think is better, a 7200 serial ATA II hdd or a 10k serial ATA hdd?
well, at the moment, overall you won't beat the Raptor 740s, but that can change. It may have already but I can't find any testing to show it.
The interface is totally irrelevant when it comes to single drive performance. Even the fastest HDs today wouldn't be able to fill the ancient ATA100 channel.
If you are getting a single HD and your priority is performance then it is the RPM that matters.
if you need performance and money not to much of a concern get a
15k 320 scsi ,also very reliable
seagate website shows a lot of tech info on what to expect from diff types HDD's.fasrter the rpm's faster the seak time
also don't forget buffer size this improves response to.
I see a diff between my older scsi's 80mb/s V my 160 ,320 drives
but I have a seagate iede that rpm's at 7200k and older ibm at 5400 rpm
can't see the diff ,the new serial II's are supposed to be very fast ,your going to pay for those.
no they dont cost, i think there the same price, im looking at a 300gig for 185$
and here it is at newegg for a little more,
it even has 16mb cache