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Old 04-05-2009, 07:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have 2 raptors in raid0. They are fast and very hot and loud.
As a single drive it is not that much faster than 7200rpm drives.
For my next build I am ditching the raptors for a 500gb 32mb cache for less heat in the case and wait for ssd to drop in price.
My Raptor X hardly gets warm to the touch, and it's no noisier than my TB Seagate or my other 7.2k WDs. I have a 92mm Papst fan blowing directly on it, but that's about it. All I can say is that I've done some light benchmarking, and the general "feel" and swiftness of the system too, and I would buy the drive all over again....unless I could splash out on a good SSD.
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I have 2 raptors in raid0. They are fast and very hot and loud.
As a single drive it is not that much faster than 7200rpm drives.
For my next build I am ditching the raptors for a 500gb 32mb cache for less heat in the case and wait for ssd to drop in price.
Couldn't have said it better myself. These drives are extremely loud and very hot. I am also having problems with the connections (I lose connection to the drive and have to shake it a bit). This presents pretty serious issues with the RAID at times. Just from my experience with them I would suggest something else, like a Vertex or something.
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