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Are Raptors Really Worth It

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I am planning to build a new computer soon and am planning to overclock. Are raptors really worth it? Would they affect my overclock at all in a positive way because i hear they have a better chance of failing.
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post #2 of 5
What I hear they definetly load games ALOT faster...IDK if it would affect an overclock...

BTW post your system specs in your CP
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No, they won't hinder your Overclock if you get a motherboard with locked SATA ports.

Yes they are alot better but i don't know if they are worth the money.... i'd say get a Raptor though because they are pretty fast
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They are Western Digital's Enterprise class hard drives. They make those drives specifically to handle server environments (i.e. they don't want them to fail). In order to ensure they last longer is precisely the reason the new raptors are not SATAII. WD felt that SATAII isn't proven enough yet. If you're building a new system and you visit websites like this (as in you're really into your computer), then you should get a Raptor. Just one. Then you know that you are doing the most to get the most out of your system.
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post #5 of 5
Some say it is.
Some say it isnt.
I saw a site with a tonne of benchmarks between the raptors and a few sata2 hdds.
The sata2 hdds beat the raptors on all but like 1 or 2 of the benchmarks.
Now in the real world that doesnt mean much but it just shows that raptors arent the best in everything.
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