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Old November 7, 2011, 07:52 PM
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1 of these + a OCZ synapsis SSD might be a pretty kick ass combo according to what i read over at thessdreview. I know its now lookin to be my 1 tb or 2 tb drive to grab.
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Old November 9, 2011, 06:52 AM
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Here we have an extremely fast THREE TERABYTE hard drive listed for $180 - and you complain about the price?! Wait 5 years, then maybe you'll be right.

Yeah, yeah, you can't buy it for that because of the parts shortages, and it may or may not be as reliable as the brand you favor. But on the face of it a piece of technology like this, for such a price, is a steal.

We fortunate tech consumers (as opposed to unfortunate tech producers, like Foxconn employees) should stop begrudging every penny asked. I feel the same way when I see comments about $5 more or less on a motherboard. Look at what goes into it, and what it will do for you.

Considering inflation, I paid around ten times this much for my first floppy drive. I think it held 75KB as in "kilobytes", and I think it was a Shugart(!).

Until or unless the hardware is priced completely out of my reach, I'm not complaining. If $180 is too much, you can get a measly 500 *GIGABYTE* drive for about $50.

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Old November 9, 2011, 08:02 AM
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$180 was a con when the review was published, right before HDD prices went through the roof. We don't usually put our reviews through a bout revisionist history after they are published. :)
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I bought a couple of these in the 1TB variant from NCIX for Boxing Day sale but then ended up getting a Vertex 3, I hope these are fast in Raid 0 they will be for all my apps and games.
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I bought a couple of these in the 1TB variant from NCIX for Boxing Day sale but then ended up getting a Vertex 3, I hope these are fast in Raid 0 they will be for all my apps and games.
RAID 0 doesn't do much for apps and games. You'd be better off using the cash from the second mechanical drive put towards a larger capacity SSD (I'm assuming that Vertex 3 is a 60GB?) and put your OS and favorite/most used apps and games on that, then use your single drive left over from your RAID array for additional games/apps/data/porn/etc.
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