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go flames go April 20, 2009 03:22 PM

should i buy these off ebay? (for the hell of it)
 
this guy on ebay has 5 36gb raptors on ebay for around 25 bucks each. should i pick these up and make a huge raid 0?:haha::biggrin: so tempted.... hm..

CMetaphor April 20, 2009 03:25 PM

For $125 youre better off getting two new 500Gb drives at $60 apiece (or less), short stroking each to 50Gb then putting in Raid 0 = 100Gb and ill bet its far faster than 5 36Gb Raptors, hehe.

sswilson April 20, 2009 03:33 PM

What would you run them off of? Aren't those 36G raptors IDE?

That said.... I might be tempted to drop $125 on them just for shits and giggles..... :)

Thund3rball April 20, 2009 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 182312)
What would you run them off of? Aren't those 36G raptors IDE?

That said.... I might be tempted to drop $125 on them just for shits and giggles..... :)

I'll give you shits and giggles for $125, you can EMT me and I'll express post to you. :)

dataxpert April 20, 2009 03:55 PM

They are Sata , they have also a sata power connector , but they have also a regular molex one too.


Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 182312)
What would you run them off of? Aren't those 36G raptors IDE?

That said.... I might be tempted to drop $125 on them just for shits and giggles..... :)


go flames go April 20, 2009 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dataxpert (Post 182326)
They are Sata , they have also a sata power connector , but they have also a regular molex one too.

hmmm im so tempted..... how fast would u think theys will be

attonbitusira April 21, 2009 10:17 AM

I recently bought a single 36gb raptor to use as an OS drive. WAY faster than my 80gb sata drive. Max read/write speeds are nowhere near say, a caviar black, but I'm not paying for space or write speed. It's the access times that make this puppy so fast. I liked it so much I bought the 150gb raptor. Coming any day now...

maltonfolk April 28, 2009 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by attonbitusira (Post 182735)
I recently bought a single 36gb raptor to use as an OS drive. WAY faster than my 80gb sata drive. Max read/write speeds are nowhere near say, a caviar black, but I'm not paying for space or write speed. It's the access times that make this puppy so fast. I liked it so much I bought the 150gb raptor. Coming any day now...

MMMM. Maybey not. 2x36GB Raptor's in a RAID 0 do beat my 640GB Drive


Transfer
Caviar Raptors
Min 59.2 77.8
Max 118 123
Avg 95 104

Access 11.9 8.4
Burst 111 98

dataxpert April 28, 2009 05:34 PM

Sorry with all the disturbance I forgot that post, and some more explanation about SSD ( old story between Flame and me )

Honestly Flames , I will not purchase HD on Ebay. Those drive are may be 3,4 and 5 years old. I have here a WS with a real Adaptec raid controller and faster than raptor cheetah drive, I regret so much that buy. I realize fast and costly than the specs chart you see on raid and the reality are completely different. Of course itís depend on the usage, my computer booth in half the time on another one, but what is the use, it on 24/24Ö I donít make video editing. And I see no improve in my cad too, since I donít make rending , so in my case wrong choice.. still I look at those SSD closer every day, but since I spent so much in scii and so disappointed, Iím not yet ready for the expensive plunge on SSD , may be now you understand more my view on SSD.. itís not that itís not good, I just donít want to commit the same error twice

Quote:

Originally Posted by go flames go (Post 182362)
hmmm im so tempted..... how fast would u think theys will be


Silvgearx April 28, 2009 06:52 PM

thats why you check the sticker on the harddrive before you purchase :haha:


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