Asus Rampage III Extreme and 10k HDD?

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  1. vadimnj

    vadimnj Registered Member

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    Is it useless, or not? To install, let's say, WD VelociRaptor 600GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s? I mean 10k? Is it goog for SAS only, or for SATA as well?
     
  2. FanJ

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    The site at WD of the VelociRaptors:

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=20

    Reviews can be clicked from there.
    Two examples (from about a year ago), (with discussions):
    http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_velociraptor_review
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/18712/1

    PS:
    Actually I have been thinking about it if and when I might buy a (much needed) new computer and if I can afford it (...). (Maybe with an Asus mobo P8Z68-V PRO: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_PRO/
    I haven't yet decided however.)
    But I don't want to hijack your thread.

    A good friend of mine is using several (probably older) VelociRaptors.
     
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    If me, and buying new, I would not waste my money on 10K drives. They are loud, noisy, and crank out some BTUs. I would get an SSD for my boot drive, and a good 7200 drive with a large buffer, or perhaps a hybrid (SSD) buffer for all my apps and data.
     
  4. FanJ

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    Thanks Bill.
    Actually I was hoping that you would reply :)
    What is BTU?
    (Isn't "loud" the same as "noisy" here? ;) )

    Any suggestions for a reliable and very good SSD?

    Thanks in advance !
     
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    VelociRaptors are now discontinued products
     
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    Hi DVD+R,

    Please give an official link where that is announced.
     
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    Thank you guys. I didn't mean any particular brand or model. I'm asking about "RPM". More than "7200"? 10k or 15k?
     
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