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Old 12-19-2005, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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would you spend $156 for the 74gb raptor?
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Personally, no. I would go for something possibly a little slower but with a much greater capacity. 74GB Might be enough but with so many games, movies and music floating around you might not really get your $156 worth.
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No

All Raptors are rip offs in my opinion.
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I've got (1) 74GIG raptor. Yes, it was a bit pricey.

I use it for only windows and other system apps. Also, i've got some intensive programs on it. Everything else goes on my other HDD's.

Windows installs on a raptor in less then 11 minutes. (Fresh Format)
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their good but i would rather spend that money on a better grfx card or 2 120gig hdd so i could have raid 0
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I use it for only windows and other system apps. Also, i've got some intensive programs on it. Everything else goes on my other HDD's.

Windows installs on a raptor in less then 11 minutes. (Fresh Format)
I must agree...I have used a Raptor for my primary partition for nearly two years now for the operating system and all of my other programs and I will never go back to using a 7,200RPM drive again

They are pricey especially for the capacity but a lot of people underestimate how fast they really make things
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I must agree...I have used a Raptor for my primary partition for nearly two years now for the operating system and all of my other programs and I will never go back to using a 7,200RPM drive again

They are pricey especially for the capacity but a lot of people underestimate how fast they really make things
alright, that's exactly what i wanted to hear.. raptor it will be!
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their good but i would rather spend that money on a better grfx card or 2 120gig hdd so i could have raid 0
yeah, it wasn't an option however i've lucked out on my graphics card and i think that everything else is pretty darn good in my system..
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Personally, no. I would go for something possibly a little slower but with a much greater capacity. 74GB Might be enough but with so many games, movies and music floating around you might not really get your $156 worth.
yeah, i've considered this however i have an 80gb drive where i'll keep all my other crap. i've never had any problems with my 80gb either as far as running out of space..
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Load times don't bother me that much, and the only thing a raptor is good for is decreasing load times. It may come in handy though since Unreal Engine 3 is supposedly going to load the maps as the game is playing to eliminate load times. But I'm not sure. I would not get a raptor and spend that extra money on a better graphics card, which will really help you in games.
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