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ShellShocker: 450GB Velociraptor (newest generation)

Canada: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136557 - $149.99

US: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136557 - $129.99





That's pretty fast. $0.28-$0.33/GB is somewhat reasonable. This drive probably performs better than RAID-0 short-stroked F3's for a lot of tasks. (Games)

Traditionally this and the 600GB model have hovered in the $220-280 range.

I'm slightly miffed over it being that much cheaper in the US.
Edited by Kramy - 10/4/11 at 3:59am
     
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The e-mail says that it should be $129.99...I'd wait to order until the morning to see if the price udpates.

Edit: just realized that your deal was CA. It's $129.99 on Newegg US site!
Edited by Zzari - 10/3/11 at 1:13am
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Kinda wish I wasn't low on cash. I'd buy two, one for OS drive and one for game drive.
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The e-mail says that it should be $129.99...I'd wait to order until the morning to see if the price udpates.

Edit: just realized that your deal was CA. It's $129.99 on Newegg US site!
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Still way overpriced IMO.
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Much rather have a 1tb spinpoint and a small ssd.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by d-block View Post
Still way overpriced IMO.
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Much rather have a 1tb spinpoint and a small ssd.
And that would be you. That doesn't make this any less of a deal for someone interested in it. Props to the OP for mentioning this, it really is a deal, no matter who craps on it.

I have the 600GB Raptor, and it's a solid drive. If I didn't have it, I'd be buying two of these 450GB models right now and doing a RAID-0 on them. One huge advantage of doing RAID with these drives is that unlike most desktop drives, they have TLER (Time-Limited Error Recovery), which greatly improves reliability in a RAID configuration over using a couple of Spinpoints in the same configuration.

A 64GB or 120/128GB SSD isn't close to what I need for a boot drive in my desktop system. A 256GB drive costs more than the Raptor 600GB, and while it is faster, the jury is still out on longevity in some cases.

There is nothing wrong with SSDs --but there are reasons to have either configuration, and the advent of SSDs, contrary to popular opinion, doesn't make drives like the Velociraptor obsolete. Just because something new and hot arrives on the scene, doesn't make another solution less useful for the right application.
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How long do shell shockers last? I may jump on this one. Will it be there a few hours?
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Quote:
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How long do shell shockers last? I may jump on this one. Will it be there a few hours?
Good till midnight PST.

Also, you can't compare these to SSD's. Yes SSD's are faster, but Raptors have proven reliability and longevity (as well as speed).
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