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$319 for this?

No thanks, I would rather get 3 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate drives that do near this speed for $100 each.
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I just love how most people seem to miss the fact that this is, for all intents and purposes, barely faster than a good 7200RPM HDD (like the Barracuda 3TB).


Another review:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/22794
    
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If i wanted a fast OS drive/selective software i'd hit a SSD else if i need storage i'd just await 3-4TB drives to cost $$/GB close to pre Thailand flood days but that's just IMO wink.gif
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eh, just get an ssd+7.2K rpm drives like everyone said, the only impressive feature is that its 2.5"
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They're not SAS so I really doubt that.

I work in a data center in chicago and we use every type and size of hdd. The most popular is the sata2 1tb wd in raid 1. But we use everything from sas to ssd to straight up scsi (but mostly sas over scsi)
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...not saying that SSD's are not faster in most cases. Im just saying for mass storage space and price and performance these drives work quite well. $640 for a 2tb raptor setup vs a couple thousand for a 2tb SSD setup... Not like you will see the difference in random writes or reads when your simply using it for storing media...

Why in the hell would you pay 640 dollars for media storage? An external hard drive using USB 2.0 can provide the bandwidth to play movies off a media player. I would pay about 150 bucks for a 3tb drive like I have using usb3.0 than pay 640 bucks for 2tb with raptors. Raptors have a higher fail rate than most drives because of the increase spin speed. You don't use raptors for storage. They're performance drives and unless you're using them for loading programs or w/e then you're basically wasting money.
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...not saying that SSD's are not faster in most cases. Im just saying for mass storage space and price and performance these drives work quite well. $640 for a 2tb raptor setup vs a couple thousand for a 2tb SSD setup... Not like you will see the difference in random writes or reads when your simply using it for storing media...

Why in the hell would you pay 640 dollars for media storage? An external hard drive using USB 2.0 can provide the bandwidth to play movies off a media player. I would pay about 150 bucks for a 3tb drive like I have using usb3.0 than pay 640 bucks for 2tb with raptors. Raptors have a higher fail rate than most drives because of the increase spin speed. You don't use raptors for storage. They're performance drives and unless you're using them for loading programs or w/e then you're basically wasting money.

Exactly, but that's why the HDD performance market is gone. SSDs just destroy anything and who needs 1TB of games? I would much rather have 3 intel 330 120GB in raid5
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post #69 of 75
I take back what I said, those 3TB drives are amazing, get two and you're still cheaper off with 6x the HD space and more performance.

Though, what Ducky recommended was even better: 5x2TB HD's in RAID 5.
Edited by Liranan - 4/16/12 at 7:38pm
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Ahhh man, I remember these when I had my 8800GT.
If you had one of those bad boys you meant some serious business lachen.gif

Oh man, we pulled an 8800 ultra from one of our PC's we have running our display wall at work the other week, the amount of nostalgia as every one gathered around to take a look was great biggrin.gif

Anyway back on topic, I think that these will be that last last hurrah of the performance HDD. As destiny increases with things like the salt and HAMR tech the is going to lead to a huge increase in sequential speeds where they are only 2-3x behind SSD's already (though ssd's will more than likely stay out at same margin). So in a few years time We'll have a 10TB+ drive with sequential way over the SATA 3 limit with ssd's that are going to be getting close to 50c per GB, there's just not going to be market for them.

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Edited by novemberEcho - 4/16/12 at 8:31pm
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