I just bought a new Velociraptor to replace my 150GB Raptor. I wasnâ€™t expecting miracles with increased speeds but I noticed that at least in one area it was slower than my Raptor. When booting my Windows XP SP3 Home it takes about 5 secs longer than it did with the old Raptor. I am comparing an image that I took directly from the Raptor and put on the Velociraptor. I think it is being held up in the first part of the boot. I noticed that it takes about 5 secs longer when the computer says â€œVerifying DMI Pool Data.â€ Does anyone know why my boot would be slower with the Velociraptor. Is XP taking longer to recognize the new drive or what else could be going on.
Also, I am in IDE mode. I wonder if AHCI would be better for the Velociraptor.
Thanks for your ideas, Kent