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Old 04-30-2008, 01:17 AM   #41 (permalink)
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he is moving on up now... a 22in is in store.. lol
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evga 750i FTW
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Velociraptor's FTW! If you're going to buy a current 150GB raptor, ya might as well buy a 750GB Seagate 7200.11. Nearly as good of a performer.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:02 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Velociraptor's FTW! If you're going to buy a current 150GB raptor, ya might as well buy a 750GB Seagate 7200.11. Nearly as good of a performer.
No.

Not a 750GB. Everyone recommends this, but I don't know if many people have purchased one like I have.

It is shipped with bad firmware and which causes the cache to be 0 MB, so you instantly have to write down you S/N and call tech support. I've been pretty ****ed at Seagate for this mess. And the firmware that supposedly works (not nearly as good as on the 500 GB models) is just in BETA.

There is a reason why the 7200.11 750GB costs almost the same as the 7200.11 500GB.
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No.

Not a 750GB. Everyone recommends this, but I don't know if many people have purchased one like I have.

It is shipped with bad firmware and which causes the cache to be 0 MB, so you instantly have to write down you S/N and call tech support. I've been pretty ****ed at Seagate for this mess. And the firmware that supposedly works (not nearly as good as on the 500 GB models) is just in BETA.

There is a reason why the 7200.11 750GB costs almost the same as the 7200.11 500GB.
WTF?! Are you kidding me? That's crap.

Oh well. Then 500GB 7200.11 FTW. I have two in my rig, couldn't be happier.
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Guess i got lucky by not waiting for the .11 and just buying my 5 750.10s
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Currently the 750GB 7200.11 at 130$ is the best bang for ur buck since it gives u 5.8GB/$1

while the 500GB 7200.11 at 100$ gives u 5GB/$1
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Currently the 750GB 7200.11 at 130$ is the best bang for ur buck since it gives u 5.8GB/$1

while the 500GB 7200.11 at 100$ gives u 5GB/$1
That is true, but the 500GB is a better hard drive. Right now I can't even load up COD4 or HL2 on it because it is so slow. My 4 year old Hitachi with 8 MB cache is faster than the 7200.11 with the bad firmware.

I am waiting on Seagate right now for "authorization" (lol) to download the new firmware.
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That is true, but the 500GB is a better hard drive. Right now I can't even load up COD4 or HL2 on it because it is so slow. My 4 year old Hitachi with 8 MB cache is faster than the 7200.11 with the bad firmware.

I am waiting on Seagate right now for "authorization" (lol) to download the new firmware.
Your Hitachi is faster than your 750GB HDD? Or your 500GB HDD?
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I got screwed on newegg...they listed theese 400gb drives as 7200.11 32mb, and when i got em they were 7200.10 8mb. I was heated!!!
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Wow the thievery on this thread! Man you guys don't think twice about stealing $1500 from friends eh?

If he has that much money just buy him the $3000 computer. Obviously there's not going to be a huge difference between them but it still does matter to some.
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