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When can we expect 74GB and 160GB VelociRaptors?

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When do you think we can expect these hard drives to be released?
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Why would they even bother with those sizes?

Pretty much, drives that small are now a thing of the past. (unless you are wanting a solid state drive... and that's just because going larger makes them THAT much more expensive and cost prohibitive).
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Why would they even bother with those sizes?

Pretty much, drives that small are now a thing of the past. (unless you are wanting a solid state drive... and that's just because going larger makes them THAT much more expensive and cost prohibitive).
WD has explicitly listed the 150GB VelociRaptor model listed in some documentation. Both the 74G and 150GB VelociRaptor are listed in their support forums.

Small, cheaper models would be suited for RAID. I rather get 2xRAID0 150GB for $400 instead of a single 300GB. Also, a 150GB version should outperform the 300GB model (single vs dual platters)
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WD has explicitly listed the 150GB VelociRaptor model listed in some documentation. Both the 74G and 150GB VelociRaptor are listed in their support forums.

Small, cheaper models would be suited for RAID. I rather get 2xRAID0 150GB for $400 instead of a single 300GB. Also, a 150GB version should outperform the 300GB model (single vs dual platters)
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WD has explicitly listed the 150GB VelociRaptor model listed in some documentation. Both the 74G and 150GB VelociRaptor are listed in their support forums.

Small, cheaper models would be suited for RAID. I rather get 2xRAID0 150GB for $400 instead of a single 300GB. Also, a 150GB version should outperform the 300GB model (single vs dual platters)
Well alrighty then...

Still, with everything being such a mondo "I got a TB of drive space" these days, I still don't really see the point of messin' with a 74 GB drive. And honestly, I'm not a "RAID" kind of PC user.
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