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Old 10-21-2007, 03:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I know everyone is strongly against raptor HDs but I think the 150 gig raptor I got for 165 after MIR was one of the best decisions I made ( I also got a 80 gig seagate for media storage ). I store the OS and all my games on the raptor and its great cause I dont have to deal with all the hassle of setting up the RAID and lose the double risk of HD data loss. Not to mention I heard my mobo has problems with RAID sometimes, I think its just so much worth it to dish out the extra 85 bucks. My time is worth so much more :P
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^imo 85 bucks is not worth the 20 seconds on loading
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Well in the OPs case with a raptor for $60 it is definitely worth it but to buy new for $100+ completely pointless
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^imo 85 bucks is not worth the 20 seconds on loading
especially when the WD 750gb is not much more
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Here is what I got, for the 60$.
I'm goign to register the product, see how many months are left, and on the last month, if I need to. I'll RMA it.
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that's true. When I had to send my 7600GS in for RMA, they sent me a brand new/factory sealed one.
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^imo 85 bucks is not worth the 20 seconds on loading
time is far more valuable then money in my life, heck you only live once :P that "20" seconds over a 5 year period adds up to a lot...

plus in BF2 a raptor HD gets you to the jet first since the map loads faster :P
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