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Buying a well built, fast 7200rpm drive will be cheaper and probably more reliable than getting that raptor.
Is there a known issue with the reliability of the Raptor drives? I've used the 36 and 74gb models for a few years and never had any problems...but this DOA 150 sure has me a bit concerned.

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I have used a lot of raptors in workstations without any issues....kind of scares me with what happened to you....

For my personal systems, I use the 16MB Western digital 250GB hard drives...they are about $75 a piece and I have yet to have any problems with them...Hmmm...let me see...right now I have 8 of them around here running....

Here is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
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I had 2 brand new Seagate 7200rpm, sataII 250gb in raid 0 on my NVraid when I first built my rig. Wasn't very impressed with performance....solid but after I got myself the 150g raptor its like day and night for my usage. I think RAID-0 is good for large sustained copies, video editing, or anythign to do with larger reads and write's because in RAID0 you are gaining increased sustained transfer rates. But if your just gonna game/internet/ms-office your desktop like I use mine, the 150gb raptor with its ultra low seek times made my whole system feel much much faster. Load times on all games are ludicrous, I haven't see anyone else load into BF2 or EQ2 zones as fast as me since I got this hd. Was thinking of getting 2 for RAID0 but I really don't feel any need as I don't think my day-to-day usage will see any difference, more likely I think it will be a little slower due to higher seek times.

Also, turning off NCQ made a real nice difference in my raptor x's performance. Went from about a 9.4 general HD usage score in PCmark05 to a 10.1
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