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I'll probably end up buying a cheap raptor for OS/Critical stuff and just have games/music/etc.. on a regular drive. $100+ for a HD is too expensive for me, I need a job first to make it a possibility.
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post #42 of 60
Is it just me or that 300GB 10k RPM HDD look like 3.0"(or maybe even 2.5") HDD....
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post #43 of 60
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Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
Is it just me or that 300GB 10k RPM HDD look like 3.0"(or maybe even 2.5") HDD....
Read the thread next time smart guy.


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*Starts cutting away large pieces of my XPS m1710 to install one of them* Insanity aside, that's a PRETTY impressive hard drive. I wonder if that drive would work well as a hybrid drive... A gig or so of solid state memory for constantly-accessed tasks so as to cut down on access to the disk? Heck, with THAT much extra space you could EASILY fit eight to sixteen gigs of memory on it.

Well, it saves something for them to do in the future. Perhaps after they shrink it even MORE they can make it a true 2.5" drive for us laptop heads.
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post #45 of 60
Iggster i hate you haha!

maybe when i'm outta college i can afford to spend that much on hard drives

they're actually quite a good deal for the the performance level- it's pretty close to 15k SAS drives which are REALLY expensive.
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post #46 of 60
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$300

$1/gb is better than what they were charging for 150gb Raptors when they came out. I paid about $275 a piece for 2x150gb's when I built my sig rig in 2006. I have since sold them off. That's an average of $1.80/gb which is quite alot. If the 300 was priced the same the price of the HDD would be $540. Be glad they revised their pricing strategy.
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post #47 of 60
Anyone know what drive the Raptors are based upon?
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Anyone know what drive the Raptors are based upon?
Looks unlike any I have seen.
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post #49 of 60
If the cut the price down, I might buy 3-4 of these to replace my current RAID setup
    
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post #50 of 60
It will drop in a fw months. They always do. Also I'd wait for ZipZoomFly to get them. Their HDD's are usually cheaper but their shipping is crap.
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