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post #11 of 31
Well, go with 2x160GB WD HDD then or something smaller, $90 US per drive + $15 shipping = $195 + 8% = $210.

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Get another 250 & be a happy man. My 2x320 Seagates rock... It just doesn't seem cost effective to get a Raptor.
    
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I'd say get Quad 36GB raptors.
    
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LOL guys back on track here. TWO raptors is out of the question. $400+ on hard drives.. No way.

2x36GB might be an option. Are they still slower than the other raptors?
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post #15 of 31
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I'd say get Quad 36GB raptors.
Or, 2x74. Or, 1x150.

Seriously, just get 1x74GB or 150GB for now and put another in a few months or get 2x160/250GB HDD.
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post #16 of 31
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LOL guys back on track here. TWO raptors is out of the question. $400+ on hard drives.. No way.

2x36GB might be an option. Are they still slower than the other raptors?
I think they're the same if you get the 16MB cache one
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LOL guys back on track here. TWO raptors is out of the question. $400+ on hard drives.. No way.

2x36GB might be an option. Are they still slower than the other raptors?
The only difference with the 36gb drives is they only have the 8mb cache and not the new 16mb. Otherwise, as far as I can tell, they are identical drives.

2x36 wouldn't be a bad idea and its the best of both worlds. If you don't then go with the single Raptor. Upgrade later.
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post #18 of 31
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LOL guys back on track here. TWO raptors is out of the question. $400+ on hard drives.. No way.

2x36GB might be an option. Are they still slower than the other raptors?
For transfer rates on a single drive they fall last, 74 has the highest and the 150 is second, the biggest improvement is the 16 meg vs the 8 meg buffer. I got the 150 simply because i will pair it with another and raid it someday. But if you just want good speed with really good transfer rates, 2 of the seagate PR drives would come really close to the transfer rates of 2 raptors in raid. I dont know what they cost in canada but you can get a 320gb here for under 100 bucks. IMO best bang for your buck...Raid 2 of them.
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post #19 of 31
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Ok two of the 36GB 16MB cache raptors is about the same price as one 150GB raptor. Thats like 70GB though.. Hmm..
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post #20 of 31
the 36GB Raptors also have 16MB cache:

Western Digital Raptor 36GB SATA 10000RPM Hard Drive 5.2MS 16MB 5 Year MFR Warranty $141.90 CAD a piece + tax + shipping + a fee for being BigVal + my brokerage fee...

You could set up two RAID arrays... one with the raptors, and a second one with your current drives for data

On www.canadacomputers.com they're a bit cheaper: $132.99 CAD + all the above fees
    
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