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post #11 of 32
It's still just one pipeline running from the drive to the mobo.
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post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
because the drive would need a good RAID chip for it to be fast and those cost a lot. That means the price of the hard drive would be much greater than the price of a normal hard drive and most consumers would gladly use the chipset on their motherboards instead because....it's free.
Also, you would independent motor controls for each platter... The technological difficulty for that would be immense.
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post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
The magnetic HDD bores me.
That totally gave me a flashback of Chappelle show with Prince, "This BORES me...."

Back on topic, I guess there's still room for another Raptor as the SSDs that were supposed to outperform and replace traditional HDs are still not readily found.
    
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post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
I certainly hope you didn't translate that yourself...
Clever and oh so constructive, as always.


I really like my raptor HD. Unfortunately, the 64 gigs or so that I can actually use on it is a bit low, especially for a gamer (and I get around this by only installing what I am currently playing…). If they came out with a 300 gig+ version that was decently inexpensive, I would get it and put my current HD in an older rig for when friends that want to play PC games come over.

*keeps fingers crossed*
    
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A nice SSD would be nice. And it would be the first (modern) 3.5" SSD I've ever seen. And the extra inch should make it possible to add more chips to make it a descent amount of storage space.
    
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post #16 of 32
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Clever and oh so constructive, as always.
Ditto. The comment was playing on the fact that his statement made it sound like he translated it himself, when clearly it was done by a universal translator program. Since he lives in a country where English is the native language, it is quite obvious he did not translate it himself since you wouldn't translate something into broken English. You getting your panties in a bunch only shows your need to assume the worst and inability to see the obvious.

As far as there being a new Raptor, I don't see the need for it unless the transfer speeds best the top-end drives out there. My motherboard southbridge is already overwhelmed by the array I am using so I'd have to get a RAID controller card to take advantage of the new drives regardless.
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post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
True...

The magnetic HDD bores me.
And when have hard drives been "exciting"?
 
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post #18 of 32
It's most likely going to be a single platter 320GB like on the new 640GB drives
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post #19 of 32
If it's 15k RPM, SATA2, and at least 320GB, I will get one, if not two. If it's anything less, I won't bother.
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post #20 of 32
Raptors are great drives, I proudly own two of them...ask anyone who has had them, they really speed desktop performance.

Oh noes, they don't have the fastest transfer speed anymore. My raptors still load my desktop faster than my buddies' 4 sata drives. Plus it's more responsive. (Windows is made up of thousands of tiny files - seek time, ftw.)
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