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  • SUOrangeman - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - link

    I was a bit surprised by the Raptor comments as well.

    I have no reason to believe that StorageReview's numbers are less than credible, and they state that the Raptor does its job quite well. And let's not forget the superior warranty.

    -SUO
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  • Anonymous User - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - link

    Any chance you'll be including SCSI drives in the future? Reply
  • Anonymous User - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - link

    The price comparisons states " Just as we stated several months ago the Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000RPM drive really does not cut it as far as performance, and does not justify the extraordinary cost.:"

    The article it links you to though refutes this as Anand himself states "With write caching enabled and with the production level optimizations present in the drive's firmware, the Raptor is now the fastest desktop drive we've laid our hands on.

    Well, which is it?
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