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Old 10-10-06, 01:31 AM
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when will WD release a new raptor?

the 150gb raptor is was released about 9 months ago now roughly

i am on the verge of buying one, but 150gb is too small for me. if they relased a 300gb one , i will buy it.

any idea based on past trends when they will release the next size up?

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Old 10-10-06, 01:35 AM
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I reckon the next Raptor won't be for a long while, unless theyre secretly working on a SATA2 model. Rumor has it that they aren't however.

If they did, I would imagine it would probably still be 150gb. The smaller size comes hand in hand with those high RPM's.

I wanna see a Raptor rocking PRT, now that would be so gamsta.
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Old 10-10-06, 09:46 PM
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After releasing the 150gb modules I'd imagine they are gonna sit back and rake in the profits
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Old 11-10-06, 08:25 PM
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and profit they will make, find it disturbing that no other manufactures have released any high rpm harddrives.

the market could use the competition within that section :/
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Old 12-10-06, 01:43 AM
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the next Raptor won't be for a long while
gets my vote.
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Old 16-05-07, 02:59 AM
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Bah . 150GB is a tad too small for the price premium these command, despite their speed.
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Old 16-05-07, 04:42 AM
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Buy 2 and put them in Raid 0 = 300gb = winner if you have the £ that is.
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Old 16-05-07, 05:36 AM
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You may want to look into getting a SCSI drive. You can get 300GB drives there at 10k and 15k rpms. A decent adapter is a pci-x for $70 or a pci-e I've seen for around $150. I currently run two u160 150gb scsi drives in raid-0 for my main system drive, and two 36 gb in raid1 on my server system drive (linux)
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Old 16-05-07, 09:06 AM
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SCSI drives are just as expensive. Get 2 plain SATA2 drives and RAID them. Better value and just as fast as a raptor.
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Old 28-09-07, 05:45 PM
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If you have the money just buy 2 and put them in a raid config
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