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Can you use a 2.5 inch drive with desktop computers rather than laptops? Or is it for laptops only?
2.5" non raptor SATA drives can be used in PC fine. They use the same SATA power and SATA transfer.

As to the raptor part, yes, the new 2.5" VelociRaptor can indeed be used in desktops.

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No

It is 15mm high while a normal notebook disk is 9mm high.
So it wont fit...
Ok, thanks for clearing that up. +Rep
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post #22 of 103
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I was curious as to what a velociraptor, the dinosaur, really is and how does it look like.

If you're curious here's a wiki link.
The similarities between the hard drive and the dinosaur are remarkable.

Seriously though, doesn't everyone know what a velociratpor looks like?
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post #23 of 103
They really need to release the 150GB, single platter versions. Getting 3 of those for $160ish each would be nice.
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post #24 of 103
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They really need to release the 150GB, single platter versions. Getting 3 of those for $160ish each would be nice.
Indeed, but if the 300GB versions are $300, I don't see the 150GB version being any less than $200.
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post #25 of 103
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Indeed, but if the 300GB versions are $300, I don't see the 150GB version being any less than $200.
One can dream.

I believe the 150GB Raptor were around $250 at launch while the 74GB ones were $150. Of course, prices have fallen since.
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post #26 of 103
So what about noise during reading? I'm never making the mistake of buying a Raptor drive again because I happen to live in the same room as my computer. If they can't lower the noise levels I'm not interested.

Bring on the lower priced 100GB SSDs.
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post #27 of 103
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One can dream.

I believe the 150GB Raptor were around $250 at launch while the 74GB ones were $150. Of course, prices have fallen since.
Retail 74GB Raptors are $150 on newegg and OEM 74GB Raptors are $140.
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Retail 74GB Raptors are $150 on newegg and OEM 74GB Raptors are $140.
At the launch time of the 150GB model, the 74GB were around $150-180 and the 150GB were around $250-300. At the launch time of the 74GB years ago, I believe it was priced at $200 but they can be found for $120-130 on sale sometimes.
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post #29 of 103
This drive is awesome, finally a great Raptor with storage capacity!
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I wonder how two of these in Raid-0 would run.
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