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Honestly what amazes me is the size leaving 5.25. Those are by far sexy drives.
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Yes... but RAID0 four VeliocRaptors together and your Seagates can't touch them. Raptors have NEVER BEEN ABOUT PRICE/STORAGE. They are for top performance... if you want it.


BTW, 150GB version of these will be coming out.
True Just saying for $300, you could get the same performance on 1TB, but you have no upgrade options
    
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Why do so many hdd reviews not include acoustics?! I want a quiet hdd, dangit!
 
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because I cant really hear drives anymore...

If you have at least 1 decent 120mm fan, you are not going to hear your HDDs
    
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Honestly what amazes me is the size leaving 5.25. Those are by far sexy drives.
I believe you mean 3.5 inches. Only optical drives are 5.25 inches!
    
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ROFL THIS DRIVE IS USELESS

For $280 I got 4 Seagate drives and RAID 0 them and I get better performance than 1 Velociraptor which costs $300 - 1TB of RAID 0 Performance!
Better performance,huh? You can add 100 drives in a RAID array and it's still not going to help your access time. When you claim that your 7200 rpm drives offer better performance, what exactly are you measuring? Peak transfer rates,etc from HDTach don't really equate to real world performance. Your 7200 rpm drives can't hang with Raptors. It's been proven many times in real world testing.
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Better performance,huh? You can add 100 drives in a RAID array and it's still not going to help your access time. When you claim that your 7200 rpm drives offer better performance, what exactly are you measuring? Peak transfer rates,etc from HDTach don't really equate to real world performance. Your 7200 rpm drives can't hang with Raptors. It's been proven many times in real world testing.
The only thing Raptors have on my setup right now is access time...

I will be getting SSD when its affordable
    
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ROFL THIS DRIVE IS USELESS
COMPLETELY WRONG!

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For $280 I got 4 Seagate drives and RAID 0 them and I get better performance than 1 Velociraptor which costs $300 - 1TB of RAID 0 Performance!
You also have a four times higher chance of a disk failure which would ALL equal a DEAD array.

You also have a LOT more overhead on the controller where-as the V.Raptor has little to no overhead and, in fact, should be even quicker as it's a 2.5" drive (that's a bit tall).

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If it was less expensive, then I will be impressed with the drive. Dollar per Gigabyte is too much.
Back in the year 2002, LONG ago it feels like, I purchased an 80gb IDE drive. It was about 85$ shipped. I was HAPPY to get such a GREAT deal on it at that time.

Technology will change and prices will get better. Give it a year and this drive will most likely be a good deal cheaper my friend!
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Why do so many hdd reviews not include acoustics?! I want a quiet hdd, dangit!
StorageReview has acoustic data. These drives are quieter than most.
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Yes... but RAID0 four VeliocRaptors together and your Seagates can't touch them. Raptors have NEVER BEEN ABOUT PRICE/STORAGE. They are for top performance... if you want it.


BTW, 150GB version of these will be coming out.
I do not agree duckie. With the ICH9R controller and a few decently fast 7200 RPM drives you can build an array with comparable seek times and crushingly fast data rates.

The raptors are not worth it anymore.

They are really good at jacking up the price of an alienware PC another $500, but they are not performance leaders any longer.

If you have the money for 4 velociraptors then you have the money for 8 large (1TB) harddrives and a kick ass RAID controller.
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