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7200.11's will probably be hot on the heels of the Raptors, but i ain't interested in no 750 GB £100 drive - i am running outta space with 160 GB, a ~200 GB for about £26.66 would be interesting, although £40 (which is around £6 more than the 7200.10, which is roughly what the 7200.10 commands over the 7200.9) would REALLY grab me nicely
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The 7200.10's already do. Why do you think everybody suggests 2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Drives?

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The 7200.10's already do. Why do you think everybody suggests 2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Drives?

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Because they are cheap for the amount of storage and price/performance. However, this doesn't mean they are better.
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The 7200.10's already do. Why do you think everybody suggests 2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Drives?

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Indeed, these ppl can talk til there blue in the face saying Raptors are faster. They are NOT and haven't been for sometime, and for those in the know, realise access times mean nothing with gaming PC's.

If Raptors were better i'd own them....ppl on this site recommend hardware because someone else says it's great and it's a chain reaction. Same for DDR2 recommendations, ppl recommending overclockable D9 memory but 100's of ppl can't get it in their head that high FSB means nothing on the latest chipsets.
 
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The 7200.10's already do. Why do you think everybody suggests 2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Drives?

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Sorry, but that's just not true. Look at all the vast comparisons of them in applications and you'll see repeatedly that the Raptors are still the fastest hard drives for Sata or Sata2. I think you've been looking at HD Tach and have been misled by overall throughput.
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Indeed, these ppl can talk til there blue in the face saying Raptors are faster. They are NOT and haven't been for sometime, and for those in the know, realise access times mean nothing with gaming PC's.
Did you even bother looking through the article?

Tied with Raptor: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0..._uk/page7.html
Destroyed by Raptor: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0..._uk/page8.html

Again, the article you posted even states it:
However, it still cannot beat the 74 GB version WD740.
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Did you even bother looking through the article?

Tied with Raptor: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0..._uk/page7.html
Destroyed by Raptor: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0..._uk/page8.html

Again, the article you posted even states it:
However, it still cannot beat the 74 GB version WD740.
Can't get more clear than that!! Raptor's are still faster.
    
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Did you even bother looking through the article?

Tied with Raptor: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0..._uk/page7.html
Destroyed by Raptor: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0..._uk/page8.html

Again, the article you posted even states it:
However, it still cannot beat the 74 GB version WD740.
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Can't get more clear than that!! Raptor's are still faster.
Biased opinions don't apply... and for the record i'm talking about my drives compared to Raptors, not some oversized slower 750GB ES model
 
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Biased opinions don't apply... and for the record i'm talking about my drives compared to Raptors, not some oversized slower 750GB ES model
Because your opinion isn't biased...
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Biased opinions don't apply... and for the record i'm talking about my drives compared to Raptors, not some oversized slower 750GB ES model
Bias opinions? That would be you.... check your OP and topic "WD Raptor BEATEN!". Now go read the article. Then ask who is biased. The data doesn't lie.
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