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74GB WD Raptor Sale 175.00

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January 18, 2005 5:38:17 PM

Thats right thought id let everyone knoe Newegg is having a oneday only sale on these drive, until 5:30PST
here: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

my question, is this the best price youve seem.. i want to get a 10000 rpm drive but i dunno 74gb 175 bucks it seems so steep.. 36gb drive 125... man i really wish i could believe that it was worth it...

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January 19, 2005 1:29:31 AM

I got mine at www.newegg.com last week for under $180 ($178?) with a $25 WD rebate!

If you pickup 3 or more they are even cheaper. If I had the money I would get 4 and a RAID 10 card.
January 19, 2005 1:20:34 PM

i need to use a computer that has a 10k rpm drive so i can see how much faster it would be then mine.. i should of bought it since my drive is making odd noises.. prolly about to fail.


are there any performace benchmarks pinning the seagate chetah to the WD raptor?
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January 19, 2005 10:21:45 PM

73.4 GB Seagate Cheetah 10k RPM Average Read 56.6 MB/s
74.4 GB Western Digital Raptor 10k RPM Average Read 65.0 MB/s
73.4 GB Seagate Cheetah 15k RPM Average Read 66.3 MB/s

RAID 0 2x 74.4 GB Western Digital Raptor 10k RPM Average Read 129.5

(From HD Tach Library)

Seagate 15k $540 > Three 74 GB Raptors = $537
(From Newegg)

And that doesn't factor in the cost difference between SCSI & SATA controllers.

SCSI is dead!
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