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Is this worth it? I was thinking of getting a 500GB Raptor, are they any good? Whats the best set up with these drives, Like just put windows on it or put games and files on it?


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Put Windows on an SSD and programs/games on the Velociraptor.
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What is the reliability on these drives? 10 000 rpm is quite fast.

Just put games and os on your ssd and the rest on a random cheapo hdd.
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I was told by the guy who built my computer that they are more reliable than SSDs. SSDs are basically huge flash drives, that die over time.

Never owned an SSD but would not like it if it failed on me.
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What is the reliability on these drives? 10 000 rpm is quite fast.

Just put games and os on your ssd and the rest on a random cheapo hdd.

You can't draw conclusions about reliability from the drive's RPM. Servers use 10000RPM SAS drives. I haven't seen anything to suggest that the Velociraptors have any reliability issues.
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I was told by the guy who built my computer that they are more reliable than SSDs. SSDs are basically huge flash drives, that die over time.

That's not particularly accurate. In fact, with the piss poor quality control in mechanical hard drives these days, I think I'd be more comfortable with a quality SSD in terms of reliability.
Edited by Oubadah - 11/16/13 at 7:35pm
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^Just wondering. RPM does affect reliability, like any rotating part. Server HDD certainly have more strict QC too.

On a side note, I put all my important information on the SSD and I never had any HDD fail on me. I just think you don't need an HDD for anything else than store hence the reason why I suggest a cheap HDD.

Completely wrong, SSD don't have any moving part and their lifetime is rated at 5000+ cycles. Mine after 2 years of use is still rated at 100% of its lifetime. Over time they indeed lose some transistors but that's over a very very long period of time.
SSD in term of reliability is much better than any HDD, it's not even comparable.
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I probably coulent take full advantage of the Raptor anyway, since my SATAs are 3GB/s .
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I probably coulent take full advantage of the Raptor anyway, since my SATAs are 3GB/s .

The Velociraptor will do about 200MB/s, which is only ~1.5Gbit/s.
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post #9 of 9
I run Raptors and now VelociRaptors SATA2 and SATA3 models.
I personally have 600GB models.
If not on sale then try out some lesser expensive 'white label' models..
http://www.goharddrive.com/VelociRaptor-10000RPM-Hard-Drive-s/220.htm

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looks like all the larger are out of stock right now..redface.gif
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