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I'm looking at the Raptors. I had two of these but those are going to go in my Bedroom PC http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...orzart-tx.html

are raptors the only high speed drives I should be looking at...I never here of anything else.
    
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The Raptors are the single fastest SATA drives out there. If you want to save some money, a decent alternative are the Seagate Perpendicular Recording Technology Drives. Not as fast as the Raps, but still plenty good performance.
    
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post #3 of 9
There some of the fastest. There are the 15k Ones from Hitachi I beleive..However in terms of Disk RPM raptors are the one.
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I've heard that the Samsung ones are pretty good when you're thinking about bang per buck.
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The ONLY issue with Raptors for me is there Price and lack of storage.
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go on newegg.com i saw some HD with 15k rpm if im not mistaken its around 600$ (yes i know) for i think 150g wich sucks badly
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I have both a 150 raptor and a 320 seagate PR drive. Te raptor doesn't provide the speeds my raid 0 of 7K80's did but the boot up times and program launch times are pretty much the same. The seagate does actually beat it in read/write speeds but it also uses 3 times the cpu power and has twice the latency. With either drive i would recommend a raid 0 array, i had one before and i cant wait to get back to it.

Also any 15K drive is a SCSI and in the price vs value far exceeds any home users normal limits, they are almost used exclusive for business and enterprise storage solutions.
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lol thats the one but damn there expensive
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