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post #1 of 15
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How much of an increase is it to getting faster drives like the raptor? I was thinking of getting the 150gb one for $175. Also what benifits are their to RAID. Im new to all of these faster hdds. Please help me out.
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post #2 of 15
Bottom line is, of course they're faster. If you have money falling out your arse, then why not... go a little faster. To me, is it worth the price tag to anyone on a modest budget? No. They aren't THAT fast... LOL
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i am curious as well. i have never owned them. You could get them from CD for 150.00 each:

http://www.overclock.net/cyberdruidp...rogress-3.html
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post #4 of 15
yes they are faster on seek time. IF thats what you looking for, then is worth it. but in most cases, not worth it.
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post #5 of 15
Don't take this as personal experience because it's really only what I hear, but apparently any Seagate 7200.11 drive offers similar performance and for a way better price.
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post #6 of 15
To be honest, I personally don't think that the raptors are worth it anymore- 7200 rpm drives are coming VERY close in performance for MUCH less.

The velociraptors kick serious tail though. I'd do that- cost/gb is similar to the original raptors anyway.
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post #7 of 15
I have one, not worth the 175, but if you're like me and wait, you can get a refurbished one for 105 from newegg .
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post #8 of 15
I picked up a 150gig raptor today at a local bestbuy for $99. I couldn't pass one up brand new for $99.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazz1020 View Post
I picked up a 150gig raptor today at a local bestbuy for $99. I couldn't pass one up brand new for $99.
Found the same here. I want the new 300GB VelociRaptors, but I'm not planning on dishing out $300 for that at this moment. :x
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post #10 of 15
Raptors being "worth it" is strictly a matter of opinion and budget...

If you are looking for "bang for the buck", then no, they aren't worth it considering the other options available out there.

However if you are not "budget concious" and can afford to pay the premium, the Raptors are still very nice drives to have in your system. Performance wise, they do deliver, but you are paying a premium for that performance.
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