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Is it me or is this an odd size to sell them at?

Like, I don't want to devote 300 GB to a boot drive, but if I wanted mass storage I'd go a little bit higher. Anyone know if there's any other size models due out?
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Its 2x150 gb platters. That is the way its designed. they also plan to release a 150gb version (kind of a next edition of the raptor x)
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Yeah 300gb does seem a little awkward, but with Vista being rather large, I can see you needing 100gigs or so.

Remember that you don't want to fill the drive over halfway or performance will degrade a lot.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Yeah 300gb does seem a little awkward, but with Vista being rather large, I can see you needing 100gigs or so.

Remember that you don't want to fill the drive over halfway or performance will degrade a lot.


? Since when???

That doesn't happen any more since they updated the hard drive controllers and changed platter configuration (about 5 years ago....)
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? Since when???

That doesn't happen any more since they updated the hard drive controllers and changed platter configuration (about 5 years ago....)
Untrue. SEEK TIMES no longer get degraded, but sequential transfers do.

Think about it - the outside of the drive spins faster than the inside, so the sectors pass faster across the head.
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Which is why hard drives come with 16mb internal cache to increase the speed of the sequential transfer.
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Quote:
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Untrue. SEEK TIMES no longer get degraded, but sequential transfers do.

Think about it - the outside of the drive spins faster than the inside, so the sectors pass faster across the head.
It's the insides that spin "faster."
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300GB Velociraptor: Perfect for Vista x64 Boot + Game Files
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Lol my raid 0 36gb raptors are enough space for me. Stop dl'ing pr0n guys.
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Quote:
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Which is why hard drives come with 16mb internal cache to increase the speed of the sequential transfer.
So what you are saying is that the cache is supposed to increase the speed that the head can read from the disk only on the INNER tracks?

I don't see any way that could possibly make sense.
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