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Pros: Fast for a SATA II drive. Get up to 400MB/s on HD Tune Pro when RAID 0 2x F60 drives. Very small and sleek, doesn't break a sweat. Stay cool
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: Bought it as a refurb drive for $39.99 from Frie's Electronic. That was the best upgrade I had so far. Drives last me a little over a year and no problem. Up to 400MB/s when RAID 0 them, 250-350MB/s constant speed. -+ 0.4 sec seek time. Single drive benchmark does about 120-150MB/s on HD Tune Pro.
AMD Phenom II X4 975BE @ 4.1Ghz
Corsair H60 CPU Cooler w/ 2x Noctua Fan (Push/Pull)
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600Mhz RAM
Corsair F60 60GB SSD (2x RAID 0)
Corsair 750M PSU (750watt semi-modulator)
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Western Digital Green 1TB hdd (2x JBOD)
Hitachi Ultra-Star 1TB hdd (JBODed w/ other 1TB drives)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB hdd (JBODed w/ other 1TB drives)
Samsung Blu-ray ROM/DVD-burner
Naxt LED Fan controller
LSi Logic SAS/SATA RAID Controller
Seagate Barracuda 500GB hdd (6x in unknown RAID via NAS)
This review is from: MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Had this board for over 2 years now, and loved it. Overclock very well. I had the Phenom II X4 945 w/ locked multiplier and was able to OC to 3.6GHz(Air) using EZ switch. Now I have the PHII X4 974BE and it's amazing, now I'm clock @ 4.1GHz (H60 cooler). Last upgrade was a month ago, got 2 Corsair SSD in RAID 0 and all I can say is WoW, what an improvement. The board come with 6 SATA II ports but only 4 ports are active when it's on IDE mode. In order to get all 6 ports to work, you have to go into BIOS and enable RAID or AHCI Mode. All I gotta say is I love this board and I have no complaint what so ever.
Cons: I wish it had SATA III and USB 3.0 and a BIOS reset button. Seem Like AMD is always a year behind Intel. :(
Other Thoughts: Layout is not that bad. I like it, able to fit 3 huge, powerful Video card and leaving you 1 PCIe-1xREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very fast hdd. At 10k rpm, the loading time is very noticeable. Looks like a tank with the huge heatsink.
Cons: Capacities. Even though it's only 74gb, WIN7 pro 64bit only required 20gb.
Other Thoughts: When I got my drive and install into my computer. Win7 didn't recognize my drive at first until I right click "My Computer" and to into manager and format the drive. Once I've done that. I install win7 pro 64bit and usually on a 7200rpm drive, I have to wait almost 30min to an hour for it to finish installing win7. With the 10k rpm Raptor, it was so fast I didn't see it finish installing and it already boot up to Win. That is when I knew, this drive is the beast. I know the raptor don't stand a chance with some of the higher end ssd drives, but I know for a fact it is as fast as some of the older ssd maybe even faster. It's also quite, not too loud like other say it is.
AMD Phenom II x4 975BE
Corsair H60 cooler
2x2gb Corsair XM3 1600mhz
2x4gb Corsair XM3 1600mhz
eVGA GTX460 1gb
Antec 650watt 80plus SLI/Xfire modular PSU
74gb Raptor SATAII
74gb Raptor SATAI
320gb WD black
Samsung Blu-ray rom
NZXT fan controller
Corsair Obsidian 800D c