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A101Sugar
02-07-07, 08:43 PM
I just ordered 2 of these bad boys. I'm going all out for my new build, Raid 0 :)

Insane price, on sale for $169.99 :) ($157.00 employee price!!!)

considering the price compared to Neweggs's OEM Raptor X's.
(sorry Tiki, I know u just bought 2 from newegg :( )

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7821949&st=Raptor+X&type=product&id=1142294266684

jcniest5
02-07-07, 08:50 PM
My Raptor 74GB is noisier than my Maxtor or other WD HDs on my PC now. I won't buy another Raptor until I know they are quieter or at least as quiet.

lee63
02-07-07, 08:59 PM
Wow, I just bought one of these from the egg:(

A101Sugar
02-07-07, 09:38 PM
I hear they are loud, but w/e...

I wanted to make my new build super quite, but I figure... ahhh 10,000 rpm... faster load times.... I will deal it the noise...

Redeemed
02-07-07, 10:08 PM
Eventually I want to get 4x Raptors for RAID 0+1. By the time I'm ready to do that though, they'll probably have the next 300GB (or whatever spec'd) Raptor available. :p

Great deal none the less. Wish I could afford one.

buffbiff21
02-07-07, 10:23 PM
I hear they are loud, but w/e...

I wanted to make my new build super quite, but I figure... ahhh 10,000 rpm... faster load times.... I will deal it the noise...

To be honest, i like my HDs loud. That way i know if a virus is implanting itself on my drive.

As for that price, i think its RAID0 time :D

Or maybe I should buy one for my games.... :hmmm:

Rytr
02-07-07, 11:13 PM
My Raptor 74GB is noisier than my Maxtor or other WD HDs on my PC now. I won't buy another Raptor until I know they are quieter or at least as quiet.

I am running 4 74GB Raptors, 2 each in two separate systems. Both are quiet, as in 'not noticeable.' But the drive bays in both cases use rubber grommets to insulate the mounting. The KinWin case has side mounts for the drives and the Antec P160 uses the bottom mounts on the drives.
At 10K RPM any metal to metal mounting contact will increase the sound considerably due to the vibration of the high RPMs of the drives.

XP_GUN
02-07-07, 11:16 PM
wow great price, too bad I have no money right now :o

Rakeesh
02-07-07, 11:18 PM
Wow, I just bought one of these from the egg:(

So did I, but I figure after tax I would only have saved $3. I paid $184.99 on newegg.

MikeC
02-07-07, 11:33 PM
When I tried to order from BestBuy it said they were backordered. :o

Rytr
02-07-07, 11:50 PM
Under where it tells you it is backordered you can select nearest store availability. There are six stores in my area with one of the six having the drive in stock.

MikeC
02-07-07, 11:57 PM
None of the stores near here had it in stock. Not that I need it but it is a good deal. :) It isn't that much more at New Egg.

SLippe
02-08-07, 12:05 AM
6 stores here in OK are out as well.

A101Sugar
02-08-07, 08:01 PM
what u can do is check on-line often... sometimes best buy's stock shows up wrong... so add to a store for local pick-up...

u pay for the item (local pick-up is free)... then u get an e-mail telling u the item is in stock.. most likey the item will not be instock... if so u get another e-mail telling u that u can call their number and either check availibility in your area (again nothing available) , or they will send u the item for free ground shipping (saves you the shipping price... for me since I was buying 2 it would have been like $30ish...).

Also u could just order it online and pay the shipping... its your choice :)

A101Sugar
02-08-07, 08:04 PM
None of the stores near here had it in stock. Not that I need it but it is a good deal. :) It isn't that much more at New Egg.

if you order the OEM one from Newegg its not much difference. But if you check newegg for the retail version its $306.99 + $6 shipping....


Also for me I save a few more bucks... employee price is $157.00 :)

hence the reason I am buying 2.

da0s
02-09-07, 09:25 AM
Bah, the noise factor is all based on how they are mounted. I own a TJ07 case and when I had my Raptors mounted in my factory mounting position they were noticably loud. Once I purchased a Lian Li HDD 5 1/4 mounting drive they are absolutely silent now.

I can literally put my ear right up to them while encoding and I cannot hear even the slightest bit of noise.

Here is a link to the Lian Li cage I got for the drives. ==> http://www.atacom.com/program/print_html_new.cgi?&USER_ID=www&cart_id=8580932_66_122_195_5&Item_code=CASP_LILI_ML_H8

Stoneyguy
02-09-07, 05:15 PM
I couldn't find the 150 gig raptors anywhere, but I did pick up the 74 gig for 100 bucks at Best Buy. Plus I got tired of waiting for my free upgrade to Vista to come in so I bought it at Best buy and got the HDD for 50 bucks less. That and they gave me free speakers and a CD... not bad.

A101Sugar
02-10-07, 10:15 PM
The store I ordered them from are out. And all stores in my district are out. The drives on are on backorder so in like 1-2 weeks I am getting them sent to me for free. I am not in any rush , since its gonna be a while until my new build... so w/e. :)

TiKiMaN1
02-10-07, 11:39 PM
I just ordered 2 of these bad boys. I'm going all out for my new build, Raid 0 :)

Insane price, on sale for $169.99 :) ($157.00 employee price!!!)

considering the price compared to Neweggs's OEM Raptor X's.
(sorry Tiki, I know u just bought 2 from newegg :( )

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7821949&st=Raptor+X&type=product&id=1142294266684

Fetch I got my trash kicked!!!:(:lol:

A101Sugar
02-12-07, 12:46 AM
Fetch I got my trash kicked!!!:(:lol:

lol

Mine are still on backorder... but I am in no rush , since i haven't got all of my build planned out and purchased...

A101Sugar
02-23-07, 02:21 AM
*Update* the other night when I was was working.... we got 3 in... so I picked up 2 of them and canceled my bestbuy.com order.

2 Raptor X's w/ Tax...


$338.40

:)

buffbiff21
02-23-07, 03:34 AM
Werent these disks like 400 dollars a while back?

I got mine for 200. :)

Want another solely for Games, so i dont lose them when i reinstall windows

A101Sugar
02-23-07, 06:41 PM
Newegg has them for like $300+

Phuccinnutt
02-26-07, 11:36 AM
I just ordered 2 of these bad boys. I'm going all out for my new build, Raid 0 :)

Insane price, on sale for $169.99 :) ($157.00 employee price!!!)

considering the price compared to Neweggs's OEM Raptor X's.
(sorry Tiki, I know u just bought 2 from newegg :( )

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7821949&st=Raptor+X&type=product&id=1142294266684
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Did you sell the other Raptor yet if not let meknow the price and Ill buy it , I have one andI dont hear a peep out of it, the water cooling pump is louder than it... let meknow