Any recommendations for a 10K RPM drive

daneoni

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I'm thinking of getting a 10K RPM drive for my MP. I saw a WD one which was slightly expensive but not wallet breaking. However i wanted to ask around to find out what people are using/would recommend.

It has to be the 150GB versions though and preferrably quiet and cool. Suggestions? and thanx for the replies
 

Blackheart

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Mar 13, 2004
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I've had a raptor drive for while now and I love it. I store the OS and applications on it, while keeping my home directory on the 7200 drive.
 

ReanimationLP

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Jan 8, 2005
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You're only choice is the Western Digital drives, as WD is the only company that makes a SATA drive that spins at 10K.

They are f***ing sweet drives. The 150GB drives are only availble that I've seen online.
 

FFTT

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Raptors are THE drive to go for if you want a fast boot drive, but you may want to
consider noise specs on these drives for any audio solutions if your CPU will be in close proximity to your mics.
 

daneoni

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So the WD is a good buy then. A friend says its cheaper and batter to do a RAID of two 7200 RPM drives instead but i'm wary this might not be good for Time Machine i.e doesnt TM require a separate drive to back up to?. This is why i'm considering using the Raptor as a primary drive and then using the stock drive as a backup.

Better yet, can you raid the Raptor with the normal stock drive?. Forgive me but im new to the whole RAID thing.
 

PowerMike G5

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I have the 150GB Raptor as a Boot Drive and it is indeed quite fast ... I recommend it wholely ...

It is not noisey at all, but the MacPro is so dead silent, it is the part I hear the most :eek:
 

daneoni

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Thanx, i'll order the drive first thing on monday. Thanx again.
 

strydr

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Mar 25, 2005
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PowerMike G5 said:
I have the 150GB Raptor as a Boot Drive and it is indeed quite fast ... I recommend it wholely ...

It is not noisey at all, but the MacPro is so dead silent, it is the part I hear the most :eek:
I second (or third, or whatever) the Raptor Drive. I have a 74GB in my MP. The only caveot, it is the loudest (or least quiet) part of my MP.
 

RichP

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Jun 30, 2003
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L33t!!!!!11!

I have a Raptor 150 in my G5 2.7 as well, this thing is damn fast! Well worth it.

Its not all that loud.
 
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