yeah, there's no point in buying velociraptors now. 7200 drives from the latest generation have matched and even surpassed the velociraptors in most benchmarks, and have none of the drawbacks the velociraptors had. If WD were to make new ones that significantly out do what current 7200s are capable of, I'd take another look at the product line. I don't think they will though since they will be so costly for a modest performance gain. In the enthusiast market, SSDs are shaping up to be the future for high performance, low capacity storage. Velociraptors need to go extinct.