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So I wanted to buy another WD Velociraptor after the good experience I had with my old one. But holy hell their expensive! Why!? Their no where near SSD performance, and the WD blacks are really close in speed? Why haven't WD drop the prices?
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The price to manufacture the mechanical drives are quite high though.
    
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Meh because uninformed consumers will buy them still at high prices. Mine is going on five years..going to need replacing soon. Awaiting money for SSD!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rheicel View Post
The price to manufacture the mechanical drives are quite high though.
This.

They probably cost a lot to make and there are still people willing to buy them.
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
Meh because uninformed consumers will buy them still at high prices.
This.

Just like those buying SATA3 mechanical drives when the idiot on the floor convinces them they're "twice as fast!"
..a
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by eflyguy View Post
just like those buying sata3 mechanical drives when the idiot on the floor convinces them they're "twice as fast!"
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Originally Posted by eflyguy View Post
This.

Just like those buying SATA3 mechanical drives when the idiot on the floor convinces them they're "twice as fast!"
..a
Well, they're not twice as fast, but even before turning on AHCI, I noticed a difference compared to a standard 7200 RPM drive. Then once I enabled AHCI, it was like night and day in comparison. SSD's will always win the speed battle because they lack moving parts. Don't need the extra milliseconds to go to the spot on the platter.
Edited by herkalurk - 5/19/11 at 6:47am
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