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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Nope.

Although I did see a slew of negative reviews on 150GB Velociraptors. Quite a few people on Newegg commented on DOA and early deaths. (within a couple months) Then sometime after that Newegg started selling them factory refurbished for quite cheap. That makes me think that particular model had a factory defect that had to be fixed.

I have not heard any complaints about 600GB and 450GB Velociraptors.


True. But they're usually cheaper than other enterprise class drives.
marketing, there are rumors that enterprise driver are nothing more than firmware modification, i think it's that and slightly different hard ware, meant for specific temperatures and usage and usage patterns along with high quality bearings.
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Yup, my 74gb drive is still spinning - must be at least 8 years old.

I will be very sad to see it go...it's like an old friend

Also I love the noise of them - way louder than normal drives
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Still have my 74GB raptor running as the OS drive in my server. Also have a 36GB somewhere but when I replaced it, it was doing about 30MB/s read/write
 
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