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    Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    Been offered two Raptors, one 150GB and one 74GB, for £90 posted... both have around 18 months useage. Apparently no whines, clicks or bad sectors on either.

    I was thinking of using one as an OS drive and one as a scratch drive for Photoshop, will this be worth it over my current partitioned 6400AAKS?

    Or should I save my £90?

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    my opinion is avoid 2nd hand drives in their entirety. The first one (and last one) I bought involved 3 returns to sleaze gate over a 12 month period as they kept sending repaired drives which were equally as butchered as the original i had idiotically procured.

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    I wouldn't bother. Velociraptors and ssds are the ones to get now. These are pretty crap in comparison.

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    While I'm sure the drives are probably fine, given the raptors are pretty solid beasts from what I have read, it doesn't seem worth it.

    They will probably help but I would just put the money into a velociraptor if you want the extra speed.

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    Coolbies... it's what I thought, but just wanted to confirm with the esteemed members of the forum.

    I shall save my £90 for now

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    £90 is a good price though....

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    I paid about £70 for a secondhand RaptorX about 12 months ago. So thats not a bad price.
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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    £90 is a good price though....
    I think they're still for sale if you want them... He's actually selling them seperately, £60 for the 150GB and £40 for the 74GB.

    Maybe I should snap up the 150GB one...

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    get the 150 m8

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    Do you reckon it'd make a noticeable difference?

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    Re: Should I buy these 2nd hand Raptors?

    To put it in perspective, for a tad over £70 you can get a brand new 1TB Samsung F1 which isn't far off the Raptor 150 in performance...

    I have a Raptor 150 and the Samsung F1, but I got the Raptor several years ago. A lot of "regular" HDD's have court up in performance now.

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