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Originally Posted by JBD1986 View Post
that's a shame, I guess he shoulda checked his links before trying to make someone else feel like an ass...
...because you didn't quote his edited post.
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post #12 of 20
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Is there an alternative to VelociRaptor or is it top of the line unbeatable peace of hardware?
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post #13 of 20
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Is there an alternative to VelociRaptor or is it top of the line unbeatable peace of hardware?
Or is it top of the line unbeatably overpriced piece of hardware?

Sorry, I just don't buy into the Raptor/VelociRaptor BS. I will take my 2 500GB HDs for the price of one raptor and have 3-4 times the storage space.
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Russkiy View Post
Is there an alternative to VelociRaptor or is it top of the line unbeatable peace of hardware?
SAS or Fibre Drives that run at 15K RPM. The VelicoRaptor is just a server HD with SATA.

SAS and Fibre Channel controllers cost $300+ and a 300GB drive would be $400+ each.
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post #15 of 20
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What about SSD (Solid State Disks)? Do they compare to high spindle speed drives? I'm pretty sure they are better and have no heat issues.... What do you guys think?
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Low read/write speeds on most...
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post #17 of 20
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What about SSD (Solid State Disks)? Do they compare to high spindle speed drives? I'm pretty sure they are better and have no heat issues.... What do you guys think?
Performance won't match the VelociRaptors unless you pay for the good SSD models (like $1200)
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by gizmodo.com
Price and Availability:
WD VelociRaptor (model WD3000GLFS) hard drives will be available on Alienware's high-performance ALX gaming desktop by the end of April. At launch, Alienware will offer maximum performance with two 300 GB WD VelociRaptor hard drives in RAID 0 configuration on www.alienware.com. WD VelociRaptor hard drives will be shipping exclusively through Alienware this month and will be available through the company's online store (http://www.shopwd.com) and at select distributors and resellers mid-May. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD VelociRaptor 300 GB is $299.99 USD. More information about WD VelociRaptor hard drives may be found on the company's Web site.
Summarized for the lazy people:
Alienware exclusive from April through mid-May
Distributors don't get to sell them until mid-May and I'm guessing availability will be low...

Going to have to wait a couple more weeks buddy
post #19 of 20
I love my velociraptor
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you can buy them here in Ireland, 230 euro a piece...
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