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Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA 74GB Serial ATA hard disk drive

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Hard disk drives are today\'s fastest permanent storage media and have a large capacity. For this two reasons they are the most used storage medium in computers and servers. When buying a new hard disk, there are three important things to consider:\
- The connection of the disk to the computer or other device you will be using it with has a big influence on the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk. Make sure the connection of the disk you buy is compatible with your computer!\
- The rotational speed is also important for the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk and determines the time it takes to find a file on the disk.\
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Long product name Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA 74GB Serial ATA hard disk drive :
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Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA 74GB Serial ATA hard disk drive:
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WD Raptor is a new class of hard drive that matches SCSI reliability and performance while providing simplified connectivity for less cost than Parallel SCSI drives.
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Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA, 74 GB, 10000 RPM, Serial ATA, 8 MB
Long summary description Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA 74GB Serial ATA hard disk drive :

Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA. Hard drive capacity: 74 GB, Hard drive speed: 10000 RPM, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 8 MB

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
74 GB
Hard drive interface *
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
10000 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Write seek
5.9 ms
Read seek
4.5 ms
Hard disk average seek time
4.9 ms
Access time
10.2 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
0.6 ms
Hard disk number of heads
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 45 °C
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
25.7 oz (730 g)
Other features
Hard disk transfer rate
The internal hard disk transfer rate refers to the actual speed that the drive can read bits from the surface of the platter, or write bits to the surface of the platter.
1200 Mbit/s
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
4 x 5.79 x 1" (101.6 x 147 x 25.4 mm)
The product is built in.
Data transfer rate
Rate at which data can be transferred. Usually expressed in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
1.2 Gbit/s
Total storage capacity
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
74 GB
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
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Testseek has collected 20 expert reviews for Western Digital RAPTOR 74GB E-SATA and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The fastest ATA drive on the market just got faster (and bigger) We can sum up the performance of Western Digital’s 74GB Raptor with two words: “holy” and “schnikes.” This drive goes beyond fast. Faster than any other ATA drive on the market, to be exa...
These are the first SATA drives weve seen that reach 10,000 RPM, and were going to be testing them both singly and in a RAID stripe and mirror.
Western Digital have been firmly established within the hard drive sector of the market for quite a long time now, beginning with their “Centaur” series of ATA and XT attachment drives back in 1988 if memory serves correctly. Only a few years...
Bottom line As has been the case for as long as I can remember, the common hard drive is one of the slowest components of a typical PC system. However, this ain’t no common hard drive, proven by the results we’ve gathered in our test lab today. The drive...
It has been said in the coming years when the technology matures we can be looking forward to data transfer rates of 300mb/s-600mb/s. If this happens then there is a clear winner, but in the meantime Western digital have released several 10,000RPM sata...
A few anomalies that have arisen when pairing new SATA drives with our Promise SATA150 TX4 and its pre-release software have driven us to update the controllers bios and driver to the most recent versions. As a result, some retests are required. Read...
Just last week we previewed Western Digitals brand new enterprise-class drive - the Raptor. The 10,000 RPM hard drive garnered quite a bit of attention, not because of its spindle speed, its 8MB buffer or its 5 year warranty; the Raptor was thrown in...
Our initial look at Western Digitals 10,000 RPM Serial ATA Raptor left many readers disappointed. However, the drive, an early pre-production concept model, lacked numerous features and refinements that substantially impact performance. For this final...
The biggest argument to why you would ever need a faster CPU is often that everything is disk limited anyways, so getting a faster CPU isnt the solution to your performance woes. While, to an extent, this is true, we have seen over the years that quit...
This new hard drive from Western Digital has a larger capacity than its predecessor.
Western Digitals new Raptor hard drive more than doubles the current capacity. We tested the latest SATA hard drive and took a stab at RAID performance. Is a single drive better -- or should you consider the RAID 0 approach?...
Though weve already reviewed the iconoclast Raptor WD740GD twice, a third revision of the drive has made its way into the testbed... and some of the differences are significant. Important enough, in fact, that the drive merits yet another formal write...
There are many hard drives out on the market today, but only one stands to be the popular choice for many. The Western Digital (WD740GD) "Raptor" 74GB hard drive appeals to many users as the hard drive of choice. It is great for any workstation or a...
Bottom line I had been eyeing the ever since it has hit the market because of the increase it performance it has vs. the standard IDE drives. My evaluation of the drive confirms what I had thought. This drive is simply amazing. It can be compared to the top e...
Western Digital Here we are again with another Western Digital hard drive review, however this one isnt exactly new. Unless youve been under a rock and away from the computer technology world then you probably know about or at least heard of t...
A preview late last year of Western Digitals next-generation Raptor indicated world-class non-server performance coupled with the future promise of competitive server scores through the introduction of tagged command queuing. The WD740GD has hit the c...
Comparing 10K RPM SATA drives to 7,200 RPM SATA drives or a SCSI drive for that matter is silly for any purpose beyond a general frame of reference. With that in mind, I am going to post the numbers for WD740?s in RAID 0 and as a single drive. As a re...
Western Digital is a leading manufacturer of entry level and mid-range hard drives for the desktop personal computer. With the arrival of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA), Western Digit...
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