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Reply 120 of 126, by nd22

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After around 60 HDtune and HDtach tests here are the results: in the HDtach screenshot you can see my results are not far from the original one form 2004 - please note that the Silicon Image 3112 controller is connected to the rest of the system over the PCI bus which is limited to 133mb/s - if any other member has the 74gb Raptor I expect his results, maybe he tested under better conditions:

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Reply 121 of 126, by pixel_workbench

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kolderman wrote on 2021-03-09, 06:26:

Eh, supporting v5 more important than all that stuff.

Gimme socket 462 with 3.3v agp and 12v aux atx power and I'll give you my right leg.

KT333 is best chipset as it supports the former and ddr400, not sure if ever put on mobo with aux power though.

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I thought such boards didn't exist, you can imagine my surprise when I ran across this one.

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Reply 122 of 126, by kolderman

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pixel_workbench wrote on 2021-04-16, 19:31:
kolderman wrote on 2021-03-09, 06:26:

Eh, supporting v5 more important than all that stuff.

Gimme socket 462 with 3.3v agp and 12v aux atx power and I'll give you my right leg.

KT333 is best chipset as it supports the former and ddr400, not sure if ever put on mobo with aux power though.

MSI KT3-Ultra says Hi.
I thought such boards didn't exist, you can imagine my surprise when I ran across this one.

This sounded familiar...and yep I bought one back in 2018 according to my ebay emails. Not even sure where it is or if I have it in a PC. Truly a rolls royce of motherboards.

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pixel_workbench wrote on 2021-04-16, 19:31:
kolderman wrote on 2021-03-09, 06:26:

Eh, supporting v5 more important than all that stuff.

Gimme socket 462 with 3.3v agp and 12v aux atx power and I'll give you my right leg.

KT333 is best chipset as it supports the former and ddr400, not sure if ever put on mobo with aux power though.

MSI KT3-Ultra says Hi.
I thought such boards didn't exist, you can imagine my surprise when I ran across this one.

My first AMD Board.

I have a KT3 Ultra2 but despite a recap it's not POSTing. I believe it actually fried a few of my Socket A CPUs too 🙁

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Reply 124 of 126, by nd22

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Already completed 20 PCMark04 and 05 tests - results are not earth shattering and it seems that Silicon image 3112 chip which uses PCI bus is not a limiting factor - 3 generation Raptor exceeds the 7200 RPM drive used in the system but not by leaps and bounds even under the best circumstances - I am disappointed, I sincerely expected more, it seems that access time is the only big advantage that Raptor brings to the table! I can only imagine that 1 and 2 generation Raptor were even slower!

Reply 125 of 126, by shamino

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nd22 wrote on 2021-04-28, 09:00:

Already completed 20 PCMark04 and 05 tests - results are not earth shattering and it seems that Silicon image 3112 chip which uses PCI bus is not a limiting factor - 3 generation Raptor exceeds the 7200 RPM drive used in the system but not by leaps and bounds even under the best circumstances - I am disappointed, I sincerely expected more, it seems that access time is the only big advantage that Raptor brings to the table! I can only imagine that 1 and 2 generation Raptor were even slower!

Linear transfer rate tends to be pretty consistent across most hard drives of a similar age. Access time is the thing that varies the most between quiet slow drives and fast noisy ones.
Access time is usually the more important factor in real usage unless working with huge files.

Reply 126 of 126, by nd22

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Here are the PC Mark 2002 & 2004 & 2005 results - I did only the HDD tests and nothing else - the results are very, very close to those done by various review sites back in the day:

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