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Old 11-01-2007, 04:10 AM   #1
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i was wondering what does a raptor do for you there smaller in gigs
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:15 AM   #2
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they spin at 10K rpm as opposed to 7200, they're SATA so basically just all round faster
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Not faster in everything a Samsung 500GB beat it in loading Far Cry see here: http://www.custompc.co.uk/labs/11408...6-hd501lj.html
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those spin point hard drives are good but i didnt realise they were that fast
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those spin point hard drives are good but i didnt realise they were that fast
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Our main bottleneck in our pC is the hard drive. Terrible. Wouldn't it be nice if we got rid of those mechanic devices and everything was solid state circuitry? But imagine the cost of having a 200GB solid state!!!!!!!
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Not faster in everything a Samsung 500GB beat it in loading Far Cry see here: http://www.custompc.co.uk/labs/11408...6-hd501lj.html
I don't believe I said it was the fastest

If I need to load Far Cry I'll be sure to consider one

Yes they are fast drives

@ ISOwner, last article I read they were up to 128GB, no pricing though, I'd gladly kick my Raptor to the curb for 128 of DDR solid state goodness.
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They are up to 512GB I think, but... They are about $1000 for that. They are hoping to get them to less than a GB a dollar soon tho, lol. I dont have an article to back this up tho.
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I don't believe I said it was the fastest

If I need to load Far Cry I'll be sure to consider one

Yes they are fast drives

@ ISOwner, last article I read they were up to 128GB, no pricing though, I'd gladly kick my Raptor to the curb for 128 of DDR solid state goodness.
lol well you did say 'all round faster'...
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so what is this solid state DDR? Using ddr memory chips to store the data and acting like a harddrive but much much more faster?
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