74GB WD Raptor Sale 175.00 Tags: Hard Drives Wd Raptor Storage Last response: January 19, 2005 10:21 PM in Storage Share CADtech 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... More about : 74gb raptor sale 175 Codesmith 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. CADtech 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? Related resources 74GB Raptor hard drive for sale - Forum WTS WD Raptor 74gb - Forum WD Raptor 74GB and HDtune - Forum WD Raptor 74GB on a XI 2550 laptop? - Forum WD Raptor 74GB 8MB or 16MB cache - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer folken January 19, 2005 9:44:52 PM The cheetah is probably faster. SCSI has a slight bandwidth advantage <A HREF="http://www.folken.net/myrig.htm" target="_new">My precious...</A> Codesmith 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 = $537 (From Newegg) And that doesn't factor in the cost difference between SCSI & SATA controllers. SCSI is dead! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1x WD Raptor 150GB or 2x WD Raptor 74GB in RAID 0 Forum 3 SATAII HD's in RAID 5 or single WD 74GB Raptor Forum WD Raptor 74GB Makes beeping noises when turned on Forum WD 74GB Raptor questions Forum WD raptor 74gb HDD Forum partitioning the WD Raptor 74GB Forum WD raptor 74gb drive Forum T7K250 250GB SATA2 vs WD 74GB Raptor Forum Safely change block size on WD Raptor 74gb Forum WD Raptor 74GB through PCI Sata card-PROBLEM! Forum Two 74GB WD raptors 75$ a good price? Forum RAID 0 --> (2) 74GB RAPTORS or... (2) 100GB WD HDDS? Forum Put OS on 74gb Raptor Raid0 or Seagate 500gb 7200.12? Forum WDC raptor 74gb Forum 64GB SDD vs 74GB Raptor, Help Please? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !