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Old 05-08-09, 12:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Recommend a hard drive

$60 buys you the FASTEST 7200 RPM drive on the market, and in fact the Seagate Beracuda 500GB 7200.12 actually has a FASTER sustained read than BOTH the RaptorX and VelociRaptor.

I own one for my OS drive and it's not only totally silent, but only half the thickness of a standard drive. My Raptor which is my FSX drive annoys the **** out of me. Too damn loud.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148377

Seagate 7200.12 = 108MB/s average read.



RaptorX 10,000 = 72MB/s average read



VelociRaptor 10,000 = 103MBs/s average read
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