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I'm hoping for a single platter 150GB version of these. The current version use two 150GB platters. I rather have smaller, cheaper ones.
Ditto.
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Sorry, for the same money as two of these I'd just get four Seagate 7200.11's and they will outperform the Velociraptors
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I'm hoping for a single platter 150GB version of these. The current version use two 150GB platters. I rather have smaller, cheaper ones.
There's one listed as a product on this WD product sheet,

WD PDF
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I'm cool with my 2x320GB 7200.11 Raid 0. I can't hear them at all.
    
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I enjoy the sound from my Raptors...it's part of what gives my rig some "life"
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Sorry, for the same money as two of these I'd just get four Seagate 7200.11's and they will outperform the Velociraptors
Nah, I think 3 640AAKS sounds better .
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Wow - Major price difference compared to the other Raptors. $1/GB... Amazing.
The other raptors were like $1-2/0.5GB

I will most likely find myself buying one when I have the money
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Wow - Major price difference compared to the other Raptors. $1/GB... Amazing.
The other raptors were like $1-2/0.5GB

I will most likely find myself buying one when I have the money
I'm actually more interested how one of these would stack up against the Seagate Cheetah SAS 15k SAS drive which has an access time of 3.5ms. Ok the Cheetah is more expensive....but i'm thinking of getting two of those in the future.
 
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Sorry, for the same money as two of these I'd just get four Seagate 7200.11's and they will outperform the Velociraptors
Yeah... but fact still remains that four VelociRaptors outperform four 7200.11, AAKS, and F1. Raptors have NEVER been about "same money". They are about performance!


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There's one listed as a product on this WD product sheet,

WD PDF
WOOOOO!! Good call! I'm guessing $180 for initial pricing and dropping to $150 eventually. These should be faster/cooler than the 300GB version.

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I'm actually more interested how one of these would stack up against the Seagate Cheetah SAS 15k SAS drive which has an access time of 3.5ms. Ok the Cheetah is more expensive....but i'm thinking of getting two of those in the future.
Plus a SAS or fiber channel controller?
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I'm actually more interested how one of these would stack up against the Seagate Cheetah SAS 15k SAS drive which has an access time of 3.5ms. Ok the Cheetah is more expensive....but i'm thinking of getting two of those in the future.
Performance compared to the cheetah 15k can be found here and more:
http://www.storagereview.com/WD3000BLFS.sr?page=0%2C1

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Western Digital continues to stand alone as the only manufacturer offering a 10,000 RPM spindle speed coupled with a standard SATA interface. Here at StorageReview we have admittedly been quite enthusiastic with each new Raptor release. The improvements between the the VelociRaptor and its predecessor, however, dwarf all previous upgrades.

The drive's single-user scores, climbing by as much as 30% when compared to the WD1500ADFD's, blow away those of every other disc. Its noise and power measurements are among the lowest we have ever recorded. Topping it all off, the unit's multi-user scores for the first time bring a Raptor drive within striking distance of that of a 10K RPM SAS unit. Oh, let's not forget about the doubled capacity... 300 GB finally brings WD's 10K offering back into an eminently-usable range in today's capacity-hungry world.

Edited by Sgtoku - 5/27/08 at 10:29pm
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