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Ditch the VelociRaptor and RAID0 two decent 7200RPM SATAII drives. It's generally faster, provides more storage space, AND costs less.

EDIT: 2 x WD Caviar RE2 320GB - 7200RPM, 16MB SATA II ( 2 x $85 = $170). 640GB of FAST storage.

If you're super worried about data protection, you could even set up a RAID5 array with a third identical drive, and still be paying less than the VelociRaptor.
Edited by Choggs396 - 7/11/08 at 9:35am
    
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Your wishlist is really bugged. Try making a new one.
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I'll make a new wishlist in a minute.

And I really want a VelociRaptor! xD I do not care for space, I care for speed. Plus, it's just kinda cool to be able to say you have the fastest single HDD available.
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I would reccomend a corsair powersupply, them things are rock steady, as well as easy to manage, and well sleveed.

750w: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

1000w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007

Both have $20 mail in rebates
That 1000w is a full $100 more than the one I listed, because I found a great Slickdeal deal. So yeah, is there anything inherently wrong about the OCZ? Bad quality, unreliability, etc., or is it just that those are better?



EDIT: First post updated. Many of those prices I can beat, that's merely a reference. I'm not using Newegg primarily, only if they have a great deal.

So yeah, problems with the EliteXStream? I'm going to go read some reviews on it.
Edited by SSJ3 Mario Brothers - 7/11/08 at 9:48am
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And I really want a VelociRaptor! xD I do not care for space, I care for speed. Plus, it's just kinda cool to be able to say you have the fastest single HDD available.
Um, did I not mention that you can create a RAID array that will more than likely be *FASTER* than a single VelociRaptor..... yet still cost LESS? (Regardless of the increased storage space).

EDIT: I remember an older thread where we compared an users single Raptor to some RAID0 arrays with standard WD Caviar SATAII drives. The RAID0 arrays (2 drives) had faster sustained transfer rates. I understand this new VelociRaptor is supposed to be faster than the older Raptors, however. I still wouldn't be surprised though if a few decent SATA II 7200RPM drives were able to outperform a single VelociRaptor. I'll look for some comparisons, but I invite anyone to post results (or online reviews).
Edited by Choggs396 - 7/11/08 at 8:32pm
    
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