Lord Master Smacktard
Registered: Oct 2001
Yeah, in some respects, the Raptor's are better than the Ultra160 SCSI drives that I used to run, but then again, SCSI under XP is still broke, I'm beginning to think they're NEVER going to fix it.
Overall, they kick some serious a$$, especially when it comes to loading maps and whatnot in various games. For the average gamer, I think they might be overkill in terms of the cost vs space. The average user probably would notice little difference picking up a couple 200GB drives and putting them in a RAID 0 setup.
They're a bit noisy, but not quite so bad as the 10K SCSI drives but can easily get just as if no air movement is provided. The nice thing as compared to SCSI is there's no investment needed in a controller, then again, you can run 21 SATA drives off a single controller
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