Boba_Fett wrote:While SATA is a excellent replacement for the falling IDE, SCSI still has a few more features that SATA doesn't (In fact, I think SCSI is getting its own version of SATA here pretty quick). Speed-wise the Raptor might be a smidgen faster, but if I had the choice I'd go with the Seagate SCSI for data reliability alone.
Correct. Only additional thing to consider with SCSI is heat and noise. They typically run hotter and louder.
For performance comparisons...
Performance Comparison, choose any random test, then select the drives you want to compare.
FYi 74GB Raptor is less than $200... last time I saw, $180.
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