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WD 80GB Raptors - $15 Worth It?

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I've been all over the place on the Storage Side of things recently.

Been playing around with SATA3 SSD's like the Samsung 840 Evo, Samsung 840, and Crucial M4.

I've also got a few Momentus XT's running most of my storage for OS'es.

Now I saw a few Raptors used going for $15 each.

WD800HLFS - Thats the model no.

Just figured since they are 10K how do they stack up to SSD's, and Hybrid Drives. Should I just wait for Black Friday instead or pick these up.
Edited by linkinparkfan007 - 10/19/13 at 11:41am
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they are a bit noisy and use a lot of power , not sure they can compet with sdd on any point
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Price/GB isn't good, and they won't be that fast. But if you run out of room on your SSD, you could put 2 in Raid 0 just to load a few games on them... not that bad for 30 bucks.
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I was thinking about using them for some Standalone Machines to upgrade from standard 7200.10 to the Raptors.

Having a 1TB RAID 0 on Caviar Blues seems on paper faster than the Raptors.
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Personally, they're a waste of SATA ports for me. It's good enough as the only drive for a simple Windows+Microsoft Office PC. However, it's not fast enough nor large enough for heavier requirements.
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