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The mail man came today with some goodies.

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I got some of the newer 1500ADFS to replace my older 74ADFD.



On the left are my 74ADFD, three in Raid 0. But I am starting to lack HD space.

So I got me four 1500ADFS to put them in Raid.

Test to come by the end of the day hopefully.
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Very nice, hope it goes well.
    
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nice. did you get em from the newegg open box deals a few days back? ballin!
    
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post #4 of 14
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yes indeed. The good part about it is ...since I got the 1500ADFS, they are so new that everyone one of the hard drives have at least 4 and 1/2 yrs left on the warranty.
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How much did those run you? At some point, I'd start looking at a pair of velociraptors. But hey, either way, sweet setup! I definitely have hard drive envy

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They are a little on the expensive side..but hey..I am selling the old raptors..the amount of difference is not bad.

This is pissing me off....I am short on one SATA cable. I thought I had a bunch...guess I shouldn't have sold 5 cables.

Gotta run by frys to pick up a cable...6 BUCKS...they are crazy.
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Should have just grabbed 4 320GB single platter drives. Whatd you pay for 4 of those puppies?
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Should have just grabbed 4 320GB single platter drives.
Nobody makes 10k rpm drives with 320 gb of storage. The best you can find is 7200 rpm with much higher access times. Look at real world testing and you'll see a difference.
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Should have just grabbed 4 320GB single platter drives. Whatd you pay for 4 of those puppies?
First of all, Newegg does not guarantee that the WD 320AAKS that they are selling is the newer 320 single platters ones.
Read the review, there are tons of people complaining about getting the older ones.

To spend 70 bucks on one and get the older, slower HDs? NO THANKS.

They charge shipping fees if you want to exchange.

The thought of the those WD came to mind, but unless they are guaranteed to be those....I am not taking a risk on 4 HDs.

Plus..these are only 15 bucks more than the 320.
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Nobody makes 10k rpm drives with 320 gb of storage. The best you can find is 7200 rpm with much higher access times. Look at real world testing and you'll see a difference.
He means the 320gb WD AAKS drives, with single platter.

What he doesn't know is they are all labeled the same.
It is a chance game at the EGG right now with them.

Buying one or two maybe, but there is a great chance that one of the four is the older, slower version. That will ruin my raid.
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