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Originally Posted by jinja_ninja View Post
That's a good point, plenty of 15k RPM drives have been available in servers for years and years now, whether its SCSI or SAS.

Shouldn't be too hard for them to change the interface?
SCSI is a whole new creature from PATA and SATA. Harder than you think.
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Go buy a SCSI card and buy the SCSI HD.. There ya go.
LOL, I would but the SAS and SCSI controller cards I can buy are PCI-X(100/133mhz) or PCI-E
they dont fit my crusty old motherboard!
Xmas time I think I will HAVE to put together a whole new rig!
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LOL, I would but the SAS and SCSI controller cards I can buy are PCI-X(100/133mhz) or PCI-E
they dont fit my crusty old motherboard!
Xmas time I think I will HAVE to put together a whole new rig!
No PCI cards at any of the stores over there?

Thats odd.
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This is going to be very expensive at launch, due to R&D costs (probably to pay to have platter shrapnel removed from the employees ).
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No PCI cards at any of the stores over there?

Thats odd.
There are but they dont offer much `future proofing` were as an nice enterprise class SAS+SATA RAID on a 4x or whatever PCI-E bus would be good for quite a few years! would probably outlast a few motherboards too!
and I have the added bonus that we sell that stuff at my work! (I get a little discount for personal purchases!)
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There are but they dont offer much `future proofing` were as an nice enterprise class SAS+SATA RAID on a 4x or whatever PCI-E bus would be good for quite a few years! would probably outlast a few motherboards too!
and I have the added bonus that we sell that stuff at my work! (I get a little discount for personal purchases!)
But those enterprise class SAS+SATA Raid on a 4x or whatever PCI-E bus will cost quite a bit .

In any case though, RAIDING 7,200 RPM drives is more cost efficient IMO, and you get more storage space out of it.
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20,000...


I can see it now, I'll be playing a game and all of a sudden my hard drive will spontaneously combust.
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post #18 of 46
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1?

2 in RAID 0 ftw!
:facepalm: of COURSE! how could i be so stupid
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just 2?
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Hmm 4 x 20,000rpm drives in RAID10 *drool*
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