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  1. #76
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkanoby View Post
    again a power cut can damage any drive is the head happens to be in the wrong place when it goes

    dont happen very often but it can
    I know that different manufacturers use different techniques concerning how the harddrive works. Can this help prevent problems which might occur concerning what has been discussed here?

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Not really, as what we're talking about it a "normal" shutdown, versus an abnormal one. A normal shutdown includes a directive from the operating system to "flush the cache", which means to write the contents of the drive's cache back to the disk. When a power loss occurs, that either doesn't happen, or happens during a write, which as an incomplete operation, corrupts the disk.
    Last edited by BWM; 07-07-2008 at 11:04 AM.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Well it was fun to play around with those raptors, but (a) the noise they generate, and (b) my desire to get a 30 inch LCD screen, has prompted me to get rid of them and go with a cheaper solution....so I just ordered up two of the new RE3 drives from WD. They are supposed to have similar STR's to the velociraptors and essentially crush the performance of any other 7200 rpm drive....except for the new Caviar Black drives, and I got a couple of those too to replace my seagate ES.2's.

    Will post benchies in a new thread once they arrive.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    except for the new Caviar Black drives, and I got a couple of those too to replace my seagate ES.2's.

    Will post benchies in a new thread once they arrive.
    Will be interesting indeed! I have put the black drives on my wishlist. I think they will be pretty fast!

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    The price of those RE3 500GB looks really good. I might get 3 of them to create a RAID5 array which will replace my current RE2 400GB RAID1.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    My RE3 250 giggers just came yesterday. I highly recommend pro-vantage. I ordered them Monday night and they were at my door on Wednesday afternoon, with ground shipping. Gonna be running RAID 0 again....curious to see how STR rates compare to velociraptors.

    I'll start another thread when I've got them up and running. Need my new E8400 to show up today first.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    My RE3 250 giggers just came yesterday. I highly recommend pro-vantage. I ordered them Monday night and they were at my door on Wednesday afternoon, with ground shipping. Gonna be running RAID 0 again....curious to see how STR rates compare to velociraptors.
    Just checked their site; with shipping and tax, it's $83.11 for the 250GB. Not bad, but I'm hoping someone will have it for <$80 shipped. BTW, was your drive securely packed? I've never ordered OEM HDDs through the mail.

    I'll start another thread when I've got them up and running. Need my new E8400 to show up today first.
    Looking forward to reading this.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    ^^^Hmmm....I must live in a state where tax is not charged.....the whole deal cost me about $153 shipped for both. They used fedex ground service and it shipped out of Fresno (I'm in CA SF bay area).

    The drives were very securely packed.....actually 2 small boxes that each contained a hard drive and good packing material, stuffed inside another bigger box that had more packing material. Sealed, anti-static bags on the drives.

    I'm hoping to get it up and running tonight.....will post back.

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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    ^^^Hmmm....I must live in a state where tax is not charged.....the whole deal cost me about $153 shipped for both. They used fedex ground service and it shipped out of Fresno (I'm in CA SF bay area).
    Nuts, Provantage is based up north in my state (hence the tax )

    The drives were very securely packed.....actually 2 small boxes that each contained a hard drive and good packing material, stuffed inside another bigger box that had more packing material. Sealed, anti-static bags on the drives.
    Nice to know that they go the extra mile with the packaging, especially with OEM drives (unlike some others I've read about). Depending on your feedback with the drives, I may just place an order through them. Thx

    A true patriot is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins.
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    Re: WD VelociRaptor 300GB

    Well the black edition 1tb drives are not anything special, so I'm glad I only paid $210 for it because its not any more or less expensive than most 1 tb drives. Average speed in Hdtach was 90mb/s, with burst or 227. My old seagate es.2 drives would do 89mb/s and 175 burst.

    So a jump in burst but STR seems disappointing so far....will post up screenies soon.

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