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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    ^^^^ Very wise statement, to be sure

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Looks pretty damn good. Gonna be much cheaper in the US than here in Australia. Might have to get someone over there to get one for me and ship it over here.

    That seems to imply that the older Raptors also only had a 3 year warranty. They have had 5 year warranties for some time.
    That brings one other observation to mind that I noticed this morning. Curious, WD does not bill this new raptor as an "enterprise" class drive. Rather, and enthusiast class model, much like the Raptor-X. That very strongly suggests that the drive's firmware has once again been further fine-tuned away from enterprise environments, and more in line with gaming, general usage, etc. Makes perfect sense to me, as even the ADFD models did not fare very well against SCSI or even SAS drives. But now, with this new model chomping on the heels of some of the best SCSI models out there in terms of STR, and narrowing the access time gap, I for one must ask how much better can it really get

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Typical, these come available right after I built my new rig. Instead of a pair of the old 150Gb RaptorX's, I've missed out on the possibility of a pair of 300Gb Velociraptors in a Raid 0.

    That said, I can see one possible drawback with this drive. I mount my drives in caddies (I use a Chenbro SR107 server case). From this photo, it looks like the connectors on the new Velociraptors are not in the standard place to hook up to a backplane and it may be incompatible with quite a number of enclosure and caddy systems.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    That brings one other observation to mind that I noticed this morning. Curious, WD does not bill this new raptor as an "enterprise" class drive. Rather, and enthusiast class model, much like the Raptor-X. That very strongly suggests that the drive's firmware has once again been further fine-tuned away from enterprise environments, and more in line with gaming, general usage, etc. Makes perfect sense to me, as even the ADFD models did not fare very well against SCSI or even SAS drives. But now, with this new model chomping on the heels of some of the best SCSI models out there in terms of STR, and narrowing the access time gap, I for one must ask how much better can it really get
    15,000 RPM

    EDIT: Oh yea I really want one of these but $300 dollars is tough.
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    I'll get one, just for the hallibut, as soon as the egg has 'em

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Thanks for the comments on the review guys. I'll have a review up of an OCZ 64GB SSD drive sometime this week I think as well.
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by undersea View Post
    15,000 RPM
    That would shave one more millisecond off of the access time. I can dig it

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the review guys. I'll have a review up of an OCZ 64GB SSD drive sometime this week I think as well.
    Interesting

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the review guys. I'll have a review up of an OCZ 64GB SSD drive sometime this week I think as well.
    Are you going to compare/contrast the two in the next podcast?
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Hard to say - depends on when I get the testing done!
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-209-WD

    not as dear as i thought they would be

    but you can still get 2tb of slightly slower storage for that
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    I agree on that they should realease a smaller version,speed is more important.We got backup drives for storage

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Agree 100%. 300 gigs for an O/S drive is rediculous, it really can't be justified, IMHO. Gimmee a 150 with the same performance and I'll happy as a clam.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    300$ for a harddrive which only has 300GB is for me: very expensive.

    I think, however, that if one is interested in a fast harddrive and you want the best from Western Digital, this is the only choice at the moment! I have always liked what Western Digital has been able to show for us consumers. They make really good harddrives that I find reliable and the noise levels is always very acceptable! I like the characteristics which comes from Western Digital harddrives.

    Seagate makes good drives too, but I don't like the sound... I don't know about their latest drives, though. Don't know how they sound, but to honest IBM drives is the worst I've ever experienced, they are horrible!

    Sorry if I got a little off topic now, but by personal experience one can have different opinions about harddrives and I think that it's something worth to discuss. One often sits very close to the computer and having several drives gives one some type of personal experience, bad or good.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    Agree 100%. 300 gigs for an O/S drive is rediculous, it really can't be justified, IMHO. Gimmee a 150 with the same performance and I'll happy as a clam.
    It would be impossible for me to pass one of these up if I could get a much cheaper 150gb version, which should really sell right at $150.00 since the 300gb sells at $300. Better yet, a 100gb at $100.

    As it is stands now though, I'll pass. Are you listening WD?

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