Western Digital
Posted on: 12/16/2003 03:04 PM

GamePC has busted out six of Western Digital's latest Raptor drive, the WD740GD, and combined those with an LSI MegaRAID-6 SATA controller for some RAID lovin'.
So why is the Raptor so popular, and why has the market made such a fuss for the upcoming 74GB variant of this drive? I can tell you from first hand experience. Speed. Western Digital Raptor drives best the competition in terms of raw transfer rates by 10% or more, making them great candidates for OS/application drives, which constantly need quick access to data. In addition, gamers love Raptors as they decrease long level load times in very visible ways. Couple a few of them together in RAID-0 and you