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    I own both the SSD is faster than the VelociRaptor, what you have to look at is drive space. With the VelociRaptor you have 300GBs for $199 for a fast 120 or 128GB SSD your talking close to $300 or over

    For gaming the VelociRaptor is a good choice, it's also a decent boot drive, I love my SSDs, but they are over priced. If I were you I would go with the 300GB VeliciRaptor and wait a year for the SSDs to come down in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsdeal View Post
    Win 7,all my programs,crysis and saboteur=36gb.And you are saying that the kingston is better.And price is 95 euros here.I can see this happening
    the drive is 40 decimal Gigabytes(G) which is 36.38 Binary Gigabytes(Gi).
    So effectively you have ~380 MB to play around with LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Yes, they are primarily Enterprise drives. I used to have one but it was even a smaller capacity than the smallest SSDs. A Cheetah is fast, but still nowhere near as fast as an SSD. The physical properties of a HDD simply cannot compete with an SSD.
    I don't suppose you did some benchmarks and know which revision of Cheetah you had?

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    Unfortunately, no. Didn't think of it at the time, had it and got rid of it before I started doing reviews

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    Ah, shame. I'm looking at gradually replacing around 200 of them for some high speed SSDs, they're looking quite close in the price stakes now, 147GBs v 128GB that is.

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    200 Cheetah drives?!?!!? Seriously???

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    Well, at work (not home!). we maintain around 500 Linux VMs that are constantly thrashing their hardware hosts. Disk I/O is a huge bottleneck and I'd rather be cooking CPUs than spindle bashing. SSDs look like they're a realistic alternative now and may even have a better MTBF considering....

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    And you are about to replace them with 200 ssd's??Where exactly is your work...?

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    That is some serious replacement costs......am I to assume these are to be replaced all at once or phased in over a certain time frame?

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    In the UK. I'd 'buy back' the Cheetahs over time as I have a different and more suited purpose and requirement for them. So, for example, I'd buy several new skeleton servers that would take 6+ drives internally and upgrade the old servers in batches. Hope that makes sense.

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    Do you have access to a single Cheetah? Run HDtune, ATTO, Crystal DiskMark, and Everest. Post the results. I'll add them to our database.

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    I should have a shipment soon as they get replaced quite often under warranty. We can trash them within a couple of years to a few months. SATA 7200s (can't remember the brand, I can check) we've broken within a few hours. I'll have to see if I've got a server lying around that I can stick one into and run those benchmarks, the turnaround time for servers arriving in our office and going into production is just over a day after burning-in, shame I just got rid of my P6T Deluxe board.

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