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15kRPM drives are for servers, which have SCSI.


These aren't home PC hard drives.
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Price?
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Lol @ all the people wanting to use these in their home desktops.

These are server drives built for reliability and speed, which also require specially dedicated controller cards. If you were to RAID these you're looking at around $2000 including the controller, too.

For my work servers, I just ordered 4 x 300GB 15k SAS drives which are going into a RAID10 (mirrored stripe) array. Which is very nice of course, but its for a database server, which will be constantly hammered with read/writes for at least 3 years.

Useless for you desktop. Spend you money elsewhere!
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Originally Posted by MNiceGuy View Post
I'm seriously considering selling off my Raptor. It sounds like a Harley Davidson every time it starts doing a lot of reads/writes.
Im with you there.
Noisy raptors ruin a nice quiet watercooled system.
post #25 of 25
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15kRPM drives are for servers, which have SCSI.


These aren't home PC hard drives.
You people make it sound like they would be bad in a gaming PC. Wrong. They would be amazingly fast.

Also, think of it this way. The transition from 5400rpm drives to 7200rpm brought a HUGE increase in speed. And that is only a speed increase of 1800rpm.

The difference to 10,000 from 7200 rpm is 2800rpm, even bigger, and as such, the difference is felt even more.

Now... step back and let the idea of just how much faster a 15,000rpm drive will be. The difference is monstrous. If a hardcore gamer/enthusiast wants to drop the cash for a good SAS controller, and a couple of these drives, more power to them. The difference in speed is insane. I might actually save up for a single drive and SAS controller. Still a drop in the bucket compared to an SSD drive of this capacity.
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