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Nathan R.

Nathan R.

Joined on 12/14/03

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Fast, Fast Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: The benchmarks don't lie--anandtech dot com & tomshardware indicate this Raptor is one of the absolute fastest drives out there to consumers. If speed is what you need, this drive is it (and I'm a long-time Seagate fan).

Cons: Only real drawback is the noise. As another reviewer notes, the windowed version (the one I have) generates significantly more noise than the non-windowed version. I have had five other Seagate & Hitachi(IBM) hard drives in my Lian Li case for quite some time & this is the only hard drive I hear chunking away (above & beyond my ~7 case fans & CPU fan).

Overall Review: The pros vastly outweigh the cons. If performance is what you need, pick up this drive.