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Old April 21, 2008, 07:29 AM
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Default New WD VelociRaptor 300GB On it,s way

I,ve been waiting for this for a new build but i,ll wait to see what final canadian prices will be first as I would like tp do a Raid 0 with these, Interesting drive and the performance is definately better than the old Raptors.. Anyways more here The (new) Fastest Hard Drive Ever - TheMurph - Maximum PC
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Old April 21, 2008, 07:50 AM
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Well now.........

Maybe there is a reason to look at a HDD upgrade sometime in the near future.... :)

I like the idea of it being attached to a heatsink, and the benchies look promising.
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Old April 21, 2008, 09:38 AM
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Sooo how big a dent in the wallet would 4 of these in a RAID 5 make? ;)
Though in all honesty I am sooo getting me one of those!
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Old April 21, 2008, 09:40 AM
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I just saw this today on google news haha, was actually coming here to post it if it wasn't already up!

Here's another article: washingtonpost.com
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Old April 21, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Another review: Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD - HotHardware & Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS | StorageReview.com

Certainly an awesome drive.

The only downside is: [...] be aware, because the WD Velociraptor is not a standard 3.5" SATA drive, its connectors are not in the same position as other drives. That makes the Velociraptor incompatible with virtually all external hard drive enclosures, DIY NAS boxes, etc.
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Old April 21, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Theirs actually a few reviews of it but I want to see the final finished product specs and some real benchmarks on the retail versions maybe some firmware tweeks to give it just a bit more cause I have a feeling its gonna be pricey . Glad to see they got 300GB in it though.
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Old April 21, 2008, 10:37 AM
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That's pretty cool.... It looks like a 10,000RPM SCSI from IBM, cause they have little 2.5" ones too. I like the inclusion of the heatsink, but I think mounting one with some elastics or something would allow it to cool just as well, with it being nice and quiet
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Old April 21, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Finally a large enough drive from WD Raptor series I have been looking at new HDDs for a while and I will spare no expense for 2 of these in raid 0.
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Old April 21, 2008, 11:31 AM
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They're 300 bucks each, not bad I guess for a 2.5inch 300gig 10k rpm drive.
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Didn't impress me all that much. Almost all tests the WD Caviar 640 and the Samsung F1 640 were very close in terms of performance. I don't think I'd be buying this drive.
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