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Why is Raptor 36Gb slower than 74GB?

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Is there an Firmware Update for Raptor 36 GB to get more Speed?

I have a WDC WD360GD-00FNA0 with Firmware Number 530.K653.

HD Tach:

Random Access: 9,0 ms

Avg. Read: 49,5 MB/s (Max. 58 MB/s - Min. 35 MB/s)

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No, you probably have the old version of the drive.

if Raptor were like other drives they should have named the drives somthing like

Raptor I - WD360

Raptor II - WD720

and now, just recently they have upgraded the 36 Gb drive to the same standard as the 72Gb drive so: Raptor II - WD360 or Raptor SE?

When you buy 36Gb drives you have to take care buying the Second edition faster drive, you probably can see this somehow on the serial#.

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No Way to make my Raptor faster?  :(

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Yeah, throw it off a 20-story building. It'll be going pretty fast by the time it hits bottom. :D (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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Solutions:

1. Sell it to get some money back and add some to buy a new Raptor II.

2. Trade in (as secondhand) and add some money to upgrade to Raptor II

3. RMA it on purpose (just mention drive having weird problems) and maybe at the repair facility, the Western Digital engineers might flash in a new firmware (since they can't figure out what's wrong with the "working" drive) and upgrade to Raptor II!

4. Just buy the Raptor II and keep the old one for secondary or spare drive.

5. Buy an insurance on the drive and then throw the drive in into the middle of the deep ocean. Declare the drive as stolen and claim insurance money and buy a few Raptor IIs :lol:

Can ignore solution #5 there.. just joking!! :lol:

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