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It used to be that if you were looking to put together a high end rig with as few compromises as possibles, you rolled with a Western Digital Velociraptor. Today enthusiasts are more likely to opt for a solid state drive when looking to address the storage bottleneck at any cost, but this shift in power hasn't yet rendered the Velociraptor extinct (or if it has, somebody forget to tell Western Digital).
I chose a Velociraptor over a SSD for 24/7 use. Wish they made a 15,000rpm drives or 2TB 10,000rpm drives.
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I'll probably buy one for my random files.
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I would assume that WD is selling enough of the older and newer models that it's worth it for them to go ahead and release the lower price point VRaps still... but after using many VRaps personally, and having several different SSDs, I'll take a smaller capacity SSD all day long over a VRap. If you still need the space of a HDD, then a black edition is the way to go. The price premium was probably never worth it, and certainly isn't worth it now IMO.
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Useless. Give us a 2TB hybrid drive with an on-board 32GB SSD < $250.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AzO View Post
I chose a Velociraptor over a SSD for 24/7 use. Wish they made a 15,000rpm drives or 2TB 10,000rpm drives.
I chose both
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I should have waited for the sataIII models...dangit oh wait
ITS STILL BLAZING FAST
thanks western digital
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Awesome. I'd like to get some Velociraptors in our PCs at work since SSDs are still too young to know anything about long-term longevity. Buying a bunch of expensive SSDs that may be dead in 3 - 5 years would not make the bosses happy. But mechanical HDDs are proven reliable.
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Intel Smart Response makes these drives completely useless.
    
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Just put in my ssd and HOLY SPEED BATMAN!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Useless. Give us a 2TB hybrid drive with an on-board 32GB SSD < $250.
I rather they create a 1-2TB drive with an addition expansion slot on the HDD controller so you can add an SSD. That way when you reach the max writes or the ssd fails you only have to replace the NAND chips
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