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    Default Do you think its worth buy a WD VelociRaptor 74gb

    Hi guys...
    I'm so tempted to buy a WD VelociRaptor 74gb to replace my old and aging Raptor 36gb
    its getting slower windows vista performance index is only reporting a score of 4.9-5.0

    do u think its worth buying ? or should i hold off my purchase and wait for SSD ?

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    yes if you compare it with SSD, the Raptor currently cost about $1.00 per GB vs. $4-5 for the SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    yes if you compare it with SSD, the Raptor currently cost about $1.00 per GB vs. $4-5 for the SSD.
    Think i might just go for it...those SSDs Price are gonna take a while before it drops to price level like our normal HDDs

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    I agree......"mainstream" and affordable prices for the SSD's are still a ways out.

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    I like the Raptor 74GB! If you're a low space user like me, it's perfect. Might get hot though.

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    Thanks everyone for your inputs...might pick it up in a few days time...
    will report back with some Benchies and will do a performance comparison between this old raptor vs the VelociRaptor

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Hi guys...
    I'm so tempted to buy a WD VelociRaptor 74gb to replace my old and aging Raptor 36gb
    its getting slower windows vista performance index is only reporting a score of 4.9-5.0

    do u think its worth buying ? or should i hold off my purchase and wait for SSD ?
    Bully, I own the 300GB and the 150gb VelociRaptors, I can tell you for a fact that they are at least 30% faster than the Raptor X, and also faster than alot of SSDs that are out there. Right now they are on sale at newegg, once you get your rebate, the 300Gb VelociRaptor stands you $199

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Bully, I own the 300GB and the 150gb VelociRaptors, I can tell you for a fact that they are at least 30% faster than the Raptor X, and also faster than alot of SSDs that are out there. Right now they are on sale at newegg, once you get your rebate, the 300Gb VelociRaptor stands you $199
    Thanks Dr D...
    I think i will only be buying the 74gb as i will be slapping on my OS on it
    Yeah i've read on Maximum PC that the VelociRaptor Spanks some of the current SSDs out there
    thats why im getting it

    Also i did some Benchies on my other newer Drivers against my current Raptor and it beats the hell out of my 4yr Old and aging 1st Generation Raptor

    Thats basically the reason for my change

    BTW the 74gb VelociRaptor Sells for about USD150 in my local stores
    and USD308 for a 300gb so your price at USD199 is super good deal

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    Originally posted by: BYROSE
    Sell it ASAP while it still has re-sale value to people who think they are good drives.
    They WERE good drives, nowadays they are awful, trust me I've owned 36's and 74's - a modern 7200rpm is better now.
    Sell sell sell!


    QFT... speaking of... i better sell MINE, it is just sitting on the floor in my pile of computer junk (i am a bachelor in a 1 bedroom apartment... i literally have a PILE of computer parts in the corner of my room...)
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