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Reliability is still a big question with SSDs. HDDs are true and tried. When it comes to size and reliability HDDs still win.
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Cheetah's are cooler.
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Cheetah's are cooler.
Those are SAS drives. I wish mobos would come with integrated SAS support or just drop SATA for SAS all together.
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What is SAS? And where did it say there were actually new Velociraptor HDD's? I thought it was talking about actual new ones, not just upgraded 150GB and 300GB editions.
 
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What is SAS? And where did it say there were actually new Velociraptor HDD's? I thought it was talking about actual new ones, not just upgraded 150GB and 300GB editions.
Google is your friend. SAS = Serial Attached SCSI
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Google is your friend. SAS = Serial Attached SCSI
Actually Google always gives me info I don't want. It dislikes me.

Thank you, though.
 
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Those are SAS drives. I wish mobos would come with integrated SAS support or just drop SATA for SAS all together.
I believe i've seen some mobos with integrated SAS support, but the prices are steep. EDIT- server motherboards have SAS controllers (what a brain fart...).

I got a cheetah from a friend, and bought a SAS controller for $70 from newegg. It was so worth it. I can't wait to get another one and RAID them, I will have SSD speeds, with much greater reliability.
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Wow, this is great news! I don't know if/when I will build another desktop system, but when I do I'm definitely doing 2 or 3 raid 0 Velociraptors with Z68 SSD caching for randoms.
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Eh. RAID0 on 2x1TB Samsung F3. Win.
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This is great to hear and I will probably keep using VR's until they can drastically lower the capacity-price ratio on SSDs.
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