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Old 3rd January 2006, 23:31   #1
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Western Digital Raptor WD1500 150Gb Tested!

For nearly two years, however, the Raptor's flagship capacity has stubbornly stood at 74 gigabytes. As SATA drives such as Hitachi's enormous (not to mention blazingly fast) Deskstar 7K500 and Western Digital's own Caviar WD4000KD arrived, users willing to spend some change for premium SATA storage found themselves in an unusual quandary - spring for the massive 400-500 GB capacity offered by today's huge units or go for the slight speed advantage still maintained by the Raptor while (rather ironically) saving a few bucks?

Readers have wondered for some time whether the esteemed Raptor line would receive a capacity upgrade or whether the series, as lauded as it was by the enthusiast community, would eventually fade away and remain only in fond memories. Let the speculation end... WD's third-generation Raptor is here!

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Breathlessly waited for by enthusiasts around the world, the Raptor WD1500 improves upon its predecessor by margins of up to 21% when it comes to our single-user productivity and gaming tests

http://www.storagereview.com/article...500ADFD_1.html
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Old 3rd January 2006, 23:37   #3
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NEED!!!!!
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nice!
however it will be difficult to see any gaming difference without a stopwatch at your side. And 300 bucks is same as a raptor 74gb plus a 400gb datadrive.

I have two raptors 74 and one 400 seagate in my gaming rig, won't be changing anything now :grin:
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no seek noise comparison :/
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you have found the ONLY thing not tested
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Old 4th January 2006, 19:24   #7
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it matters a lot, a lot more than idle noise
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no, actually.. when I think about it, noise does NOT matter with this drive;

you don't buy a 10.000rpm drive to build a silent system.
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I have two raptors 74 and one 400 seagate in my gaming rig, won't be changing anything now :grin:

So no give away?
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