Raptor 10,000 RPM Drive with MacBook Pro ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Has Anyone used a Raptor 10,000 RPM drive with a MacBook Pro

    and would there be a bottleneck because of the firewire 800 connection to your Macbook Pro ( i guess you could do an eSATA connection instead ? )
     
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    No one has.

    Yes there would be a bottleneck.

    Only if you get an eSATA Express card.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so if you used an eSATA express card, would there still be a bottleneck compared to the SATA Raptor connection ?
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    In theory, no, there should not be a bottleneck with eSATA. The Raptor has an SATA 1.5Gbps interface and the Express card slot as a 2.5Gbps interface so an eSATA card should be able to provide all the bandwidth needed.

    However, this is theoretical and assumes there is no major overhead in the controller cards.
     
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  6. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't matter how big the drive is if it is in an external case. Which is what this person was asking about.
     
  7. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    Even if you could do it it would be a very bad idea. Raptors would eat up your battery life like none other and your system would overheat and generate a lot of noise. If you want superior memory performance, get a SSD though they are mad expensive.
     
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  9. Matiek macrumors member

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    The cases for external hard drives that are capable of esata tend to be plugged in and have their own power supplies. Using sata on my external fillss me with a happiness that I shouldn't feel towards a computer and it only operates at 1.5 gbs
     
  10. Matiek macrumors member

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    Another thing: A place you will see a bottle neck is with the hard drives cache; especially, after it spools down when you haven't been using it. To minimize that get the raptor with the largest cache possible. I think they make raptors in an 8mb and 16mb flavor but if thety start making a 32mb go for it.
     

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