Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ayutollah, Apr 13, 2006.
Are these really worth it? I hear they can be quite loud but they are also fast as hell
36.7GB is a standard size for hard drives that are going to be used in RAID setups. I don't know why, but they're very prevalent in RAIDs. If you're only going to use a single drive, I'd get a bigger one than 36.7GB. It's pretty easy to use up that space in a year or so, nowadays.
Also, if you're only going to use a single drive, I strongly recommend Seagate over any other brand. The only Seagate drive I ever had fail on me was one that was stuck in a server that bounced around the inside of a U-Haul truck for 600 miles from Boston to DC. It was the only one out of 40 drives in the RAID that failed, too. Not bad odds if you ask me.
I'd be using it as an OS drive, I have a 250GB sataII for everything else
I'd opt for the 74GB one.
And yes they are loud, i have mine in an Antec Sonata and the Raptor is the only thing i hear.
The 36gb Raptor doesn't have command queing built in to it. There are other SATA drives with more space that would probably be a better value.
don't do it. The only reason I have one is because I got it when they first came out. The 74 is noticibly faster.
Yeah, definitely go for the 74GB drive... the performance/storage difference is worth the difference in price.
If you have the money get the 150GB raptor it's the fastest between the three sizes right now.