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Waste of money.

It's noisy. Not just 'loud', but makes the kind of noise that rips your nerves apart. Impossible to concentrate, least of all sleep. When some idiot application decides it's going to churn the hard drive for a while you damn near rip your nails out.
everyone here being more tech savvy than the average joe consumer knows they are not the most silent drives to begin with but with a tiny bit of advanced planning one can get a case with a mounting system that isolates the drives from bare metal mounting and reduces the noise to next to nothing. with the number of case designs available with hdd isolation today the noise complaint is weak imho.
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I got my raptors on sale. So if you can get them for a deal its nice to have. Yes it is faster,yes it cost more,and yes they are smaller for the money. but look at it like this its the one thing you dont realy have to upgrade. I have gone through
a number of system changes motherboards,GFXcards,processors,memory, psu cases you name it i have changed it. my raptors are the one thing i never felt the need to change so to me i got my moneys worth out of them.
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i would rather go with 2 faster HDDs and put them in raid 0, then the other
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...except that they perform better?

So if the marketing "gimmick" is better performance, your comment would be valid.
But the article points out that one 7200RPM can out perform the 10000RPM ones.

I would like to stroke my hard drive.

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How is paying $300 for a 600+GB VelociRaptor that goes faster than any $500+ 32GB SSD a waste of money? It isn't. To pay $100 for lower seek times is one thing, but paying $400 for lower seek times, lower transfer rates, and lower capacity makes no sense for the vast majority of people.
I know if I had the money to throw around like that that I'd buy some of them. Hell, I'd fill my drive bays with as many HDD's as I've got SATA ports.

But I still think the price is out of this world.
    
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Article is a bit old, but quite true.

The performance per dollar of 10k rpm drives has never been very good. They cost several times as much per GB, and in most cases only provide marginal performance advantages. Still, not everything is about performance per dollar. Plenty of people are willing to pay for any increase, and that is who these drives are targeted at.

I think many of the people who buy raptors and the like are often ignorant, or simply wasteful, but many also have a good grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of these drives, and are willing and able to accept the expense anyway.

When you can get a 300GB Velociraptor for $220 that sounds worth it to me.
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everyone here being more tech savvy than the average joe consumer knows they are not the most silent drives to begin with but with a tiny bit of advanced planning one can get a case with a mounting system that isolates the drives from bare metal mounting and reduces the noise to next to nothing. with the number of case designs available with hdd isolation today the noise complaint is weak imho.
My case has a rubber grommet mount system, but it's not good enough to dampen this thing.

I invite you to work, relax and sleep in the same room as this hard drive before calling my complaint 'weak'. I don't really care anyway, Spinpoint is on its way and this thing will be relegated to the parts bin.

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I've been wondering, how does defragging work on solid state hard drives? Is it even necessary?
SSDs fragment themselves by design, it's part of the controller's job. You want to distribute the write/erase cycles as much as possible to avoid wearing out one flash chip before the others.
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Wow I can't imagine people running IDE hard drives. I run SATA only and my hardware is still outdated.
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...except that they perform better?

So if the marketing "gimmick" is better performance, your comment would be valid.
Do you have an exact margin? Anyone I've talked to who've had 10K drives said "I didn't notice a damn thing."
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=322&tag=rbxccnbzd1

Be it true or not, I found it very interesting to read.

Discuss.
thats silly tin there opinion a 1 rpm hdd would be the ownage... faster rpm is faster -.- just like in a car 6000 rpm vs a car @ 1000 rpms gg [same car same gear]
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But the article points out that one 7200RPM can out perform the 10000RPM ones.

I would like to stroke my hard drive.



I know if I had the money to throw around like that that I'd buy some of them. Hell, I'd fill my drive bays with as many HDD's as I've got SATA ports.

But I still think the price is out of this world.
If you have a motherboard which supports Intel Matrix RAID then stroking your drive is a cinch. You'll have to reformat and reinstall, but all you need to do is set your HD to AHCI, or RAID and then access Intel's RAID manager after booting. The first partition you create here will be on the fastest part of the disk. Perform benchmarks, :turd: bricks.
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