When we wrote the article, Modding A Barracuda 7200.11 Into A
VelociRaptor, a number of readers insisted that we were wrong and the
LBA mod works. Perhaps they didn't read it properly - the article was
not written to dismiss the concept of short stroking a hard disk drive
to improve its performance. Far from it. We were merely pointing out
that it was misleading to say that short stroking a Seagate Barracuda
7200.11 will turn it into a Western Digital VelociRaptor.
Short stroking will not magically turn a 7200 RPM drive into a 10,000
RPM drive. As we pointed out in our article, that perception is
somewhat illusory as the physical characteristics of the "modded"
drive remains the same. However, short stroking will improve
performance in certain situations... and believe it or not, most of us
are actually short stroking our hard disk drives without knowing it.
Surprised? We will clarify it all in this guide.
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