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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
Retail 74GB Raptors are $150 on newegg and OEM 74GB Raptors are $140.
Why would anyone want to pay $149.99 + $8 for Shipping for a Retail 74GB Raptor,(Unless they already had one, and needed to match it for an array)
You can buy a
150GB Raptor for $169.99 or spend the extra $5 and get
150GB RaptorX for only $174.99!
Only ~$20 for double the size or ~$25 for double the size and a cool window.
(Both with FREE shipping)
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Wow, im surprised nobody has mentioned the Jurassic Park movies, all three of them had velociraptors all through them. The third movie especially. I actually just made a raptor ringtone for a friend's phone who is obsessed with the things

As for the drive, $300 is a good price for 300gb, as I paid $120 for EACH of my 74gb raptors. Id like to see a comparison of this one to a 74gb raptor, but im sure the 74gb ones get blown away. Id love to replace mine with this one, seems like it would be an awesome little drive, and it runs cool too.
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How did I know it was going to be a random 300gb? They always seem to just about double in size +/- 2gb. 36>74>150>300
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post #44 of 103
I'm going to be saving up for two of these.
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Wow, im surprised nobody has mentioned the Jurassic Park movies, all three of them had velociraptors all through them. The third movie especially. I actually just made a raptor ringtone for a friend's phone who is obsessed with the things
I actually put a velociraptor wikipedia link to see the dinosaur, guess you can't buy one of those for 300$.
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Too bad the seagate 7200.11's are just as fast afaik.
Brutuz, the access times are much faster then a standard 7200rpm drive. Avg read and burst might be about the same
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It's not that expensive. Raptors have always been twice as expensive as "normal" consumer drives, this seems to fit that trend nicely.
5 times more expensive. The going cost of a gigabyte is .20; Raptors run ~1.00 a GB.
    
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post #48 of 103
Still a much better deal than the 36, 75, and 150GB raptors were, given their performance.

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Wow, im surprised nobody has mentioned the Jurassic Park movies, all three of them had velociraptors all through them. The third movie especially. I actually just made a raptor ringtone for a friend's phone who is obsessed with the things
The velociraptors in Jurassic Park were pretty inaccurate. In the movie they were 6' tall.

The real velociraptor was about the size of a turkey, and probably had feathers.
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2 x 150GB Raptors in RAID0 ftw (I wish)
Yeah, it's pretty sweet

I don't have to wish, mwahahaha!
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Tom's Tests really show how spectacular the 1TB Samsung F1's are. If you partition those, you'll see access times ~10 ms, all other characteristics very similar to the velociraptor, but 3+ times the storage capacity.
    
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