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Old August 11, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Get a 1TB Seagate, its still monster fast, and less hassle than RAID.
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Old August 11, 2008, 11:57 AM
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But the Velociraptors are significantly faster than the old 74GB plattered raptors. Same goes for the 640gb drives. The 640GB drives will wipe the floor against the 7200.11 500GB.
You're right, those Velociraptors are much faster than the old raptors, now sure but as far I remembered the old raptors when they came out were the same price for a 74GB, yea this one is double the capacity too.

I agree Sir Vortex, I was first looking at the 500GB HDD's, but then looked again for a little dollar more these 640GB are more worth it, basically I was looking to RAID 2 drives, I also looked at the 1TB, but they are a little out of budget. Currently I have 4xWD250GB drives in RAID0, but tbh, now it seems to get slower, louder, and space wise, I could put 2 drives and get the same amount of performance, and use the space for maybe water cooling parts, or something.

I will try and dig a review of the Seagate and WD, if I can.
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Old August 11, 2008, 12:46 PM
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Don't bother with those 7200rpm drives. Just get a VelociRaptor and don't look back. That's what I did!

And for the record, the only thing Seagate's 7200.11 drives are good for are high sustained transfer rates. However, this is quite useless unless ALL your files 4GB in size.
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Old August 11, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Haha, all my files ARE 4+GB in size Lol.....1080p takes up lots of space.....
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Old August 11, 2008, 07:40 PM
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lol. I don't really want to get a velociraptor as i just got a 9800 GX2 and am planning on getting a 4870X2, thats enough money before school :P
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