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Old 11-09-2008, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i'm thinking of getting a new hard drive sooner or later or now and i might need a bit of higher performance and a bit more of storage and i'm thinking of getting a velociraptor and a 1.5tb hard drive so is the velociraptor worth the buy now or should i wait for new ones?
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its not worth it to me, too pricey
get the wd 640gb if anything
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no the velociraptor is not a good buy, really a wd 640 or a seagate 7200.11 500 is a way better buy and the performance drop is very minimal
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ok i heard that those velociraptors are very fast and what is the point of getting a velociraptor? also yeah the 1.5tb didn't seem expensive to me because back then i bought my 400GB hard drive for around US$240 and the top of the line 500GB costed like $350 or something and now hard drives are way cheap than what you could think.
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The 640gb is almost as fast and cheaper.
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The choices now means a SSD drive and a seagate/WD/samsung drive for storage SSD are the fastest so if you want performance go that way
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In my opinion SSD's are still incredibly overpriced for the amount of speed
increase and decrease in storage space.
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I don't think VelociRaptor 300GB are overpriced and I would go with a VelociRaptor over a SSD. It is faster than most of the SSD.
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SSD's - there are only a couple good ones out there too. If you plan on getting one you better dig deep and find the one that performs the best.

I just got a Seagate 640gb HD and it flys! I just bought two 74gb Raptors (8mb cache) and it benchmarks faster - just not in Random Access time.
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X25-e ^^

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