Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PAST!

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cyberspyder
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Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PAST!

Post by cyberspyder » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:20 am

Just picked up two 80GB Raptors for a measly $15, RAID 0 stripped setup! Never had Raptors before, couldn't justify the cost, so now since they're dirt cheap decided to buy a couple of them. Unfortunately, the performance simply isn't there when compared to my ancient Intel 330 SSD, even in RAID. In addition, there was indeed a high pitch whine (even after suspending them!) and some users on here pointed out stripping the Icepack helps alleviate this issue. You know what? It does! Right now they're pretty quiet, and I have them set to spin down after 5 minutes of inactivity, so no extra noise. I used four loops of thin fabric elastic (black of course) from the sewing section at Wal-Mart per section (think that's a lot of redundancy).

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Re: Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PA

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:15 pm

Fun science experiment , but kind of expected results for a 5 yr old 10k drive. Even the VR600 is trounced by the Intel SSD.

cyberspyder
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Re: Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PA

Post by cyberspyder » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:30 pm

I know LOL. Worst case I'll just unload them for $15 haha.

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