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    Which Raptor?

    Im going to get a raptor but i done know whether to get the see through cover or the normal one. the price difference is 15 more for the see through one.

    Interestingly the see through cover raptor only has a design life of half the normal one.

    What do you guys reckon?
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    Normal one, unless you want to see the bits of your hard drive in action, in which case go for the see-through one.

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    I vote normal, you won't be able to see the window due to how HDDs are placed in most cases anyways.

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    i like to see the bits and bytes whirling around.....


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    normal unles youv got a windowed up case and no drives driectly above where its going. then.. think how much you value money.... then decide
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    Dude:: Don"t even go with the open window RAPTOR"S the one I"m running is FAST and I saved myself a whole lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$ You won"t be sorry!!

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    Unless you have an acrylic case which you can see everything in, there is very little point. Save yourself £15 and buy some cathodes or something if you have a window

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    the window does look slick though.
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    The windows reduces the estimated life-span of the drive too though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeebus
    Dude:: Don"t even go with the open window RAPTOR"S the one I"m running is FAST and I saved myself a whole lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$ You won"t be sorry!!
    DUDE! 3NLARGE UR P3NIS ToDAY!!!!! SAVE $$$$$$$$$$!! Do N()t Mi$$ OuT!

    time for your medicine? no-one said that the raptor with the window was any faster. its purely for aesthetical reasons
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    now that made me chuckle

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    The real question is whether you should get 2, 74gig raptors and RAID0 them

    Unless you have a case with a vertical bay for the raptor x (Thermaltake armour jnr for example). just get the windowless one.

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    2 X WD740ADFD looks awesome on raid0

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    I have 2 36gig version in RAID0, these are the older version still mega fast.

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    i would love raptors, but i like a quiet PC so alwasy thought these would ruin the silence, are they that loud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B
    now that made me chuckle
    it didn't make him chuckle. he's rather upset
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