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Old 11-08-2007, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was going to upgrade from 2 very out dated 74 gb maxtor ide 5400rpm HD drives to a WD raptor X 150gb sata 10,000 rpm.
The drive costs about $180. Would this be the best upgrade for the money HD wise?
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say no, no a hundred times. You could get a 500GB that runs almost as fast for $100

*Edit* ie the western digital caviar
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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depends how much space you want i guess. The raptor drives are overpriced IMO.

320GB Seagate 7200.10 - 84.99
500GB Seagate 7200.11 - 124.99
750GB Seagate 7200.10 - 209.99

They're fast drives and way better in the cost/gb ratio.

edit oh yeah you can look at the WD. i don't liek em much so someone else would have to point you at them.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
better drive.

On a related topic, 1tb drives need to hurry up and come down in price.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Newegg has the <1TB 7200.11 drives?!?! I swear I checked just an hour ago and they didn't have them yet.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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holy crap.. 32mb cache.. niceee
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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they're having trouble producing them, 7 out of 10 pass the test to be adequate to be sold, but they're pretty darn fast don't get me wrong
so don't worry....you won't get a bad one
500gb and lower seagate is the way to go, until the 750gb 7200.11 comes out
i'm not a big fan of WD as they OVERALL make slightly less quality drives
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I dunno, add in the maxtor drives that now technically belong to seagate and i bet WD numbers look pretty good My only issue with seagates has been that they get so freaking hot.
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LOL maxtor = crap
i meant the barracudas sorry
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Dont get a raptor, theyre are becoming out-dated now. Check this out:

The Terabyte Battle | Tom's Hardware
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