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Old 09-16-2007, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Worth the $ per GB? Was thinking of gettting the 74GB version and a 500GB 7200RPM drive. Is it worth the cash or should i just go with the raw storage?
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It's not worth the dollar per GB. A fast 7200RPM hard drive, is just as good. Such as the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 series. Or if you want the speed of a Raptor, plus much more space, I would really suggest:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Raptors aren't worth it. You don't get what you pay for. Reviews also show that Raptors are quite loud.
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It's not worth the dollar per GB. A fast 7200RPM hard drive, is just as good. Such as the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 series. Or if you want the speed of a Raptor, plus much more space, I would really suggest:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
everyone loves that HD on the forum...
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the seagate 7200.11 series will hopefully fix the powerhungry/noise issues of the 750gb and they will be releasing the 1 tb as well
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:edit: wait they are out, newegg just must be slow
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I think raptors are worth it if your looking for pure performance and want to store your games/OS without having the hassle of Raiding. Only 165 for a raptor 150 gig. I went with that and a seagate 7200.10 for media storage and it worked out great. SOOOO Glad I didn't go through the hassle/risk of RAID 0.
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I think raptors are worth it if your looking for pure performance and want to store your games/OS without having the hassle of Raiding. Only 165 for a raptor 150 gig. I went with that and a seagate 7200.10 for media storage and it worked out great. SOOOO Glad I didn't go through the hassle/risk of RAID 0.
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFDRTL 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - Retail
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what exactly...are the hassles/risks of RAID 0?
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if u have a good hdd like seagate its not really risky at all to have a raid 0 setup, just that there is that slim chance of losing data
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

OEM, anyone who gets retail HDs is a sap...
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