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October 03, 2011, 04:09:34 PM
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Shell Shocker deal.

Great buy if anybody has been looking for a high-RPM drive.

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October 03, 2011, 11:51:19 PM
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that drive is the exact opposite of the drive a miner would want.. if he even wanted a hard drive at all.

cheap low power green drives or USB flash drives. those are the drives for miners.
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October 03, 2011, 11:55:16 PM
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that drive is the exact opposite of the drive a miner would want.. if he even wanted a hard drive at all.

All hardware is welcome well suited or not Tongue anyway miners do build computers for other things on occasion

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October 04, 2011, 01:59:48 AM
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that drive is the exact opposite of the drive a miner would want.. if he even wanted a hard drive at all.

cheap low power green drives or USB flash drives. those are the drives for miners.

You're right, this isn't something any of us would particularly want in a mining rig. Although we're mostly miners, I'd be willing to bet a good percentage of the forum members would also consider themselves to be PC enthusiasts in general, and while this drive might not suit a mining setup, it may fit well into someones plans for, say, a gaming rig. Simply sharing the opportunity for anyone who might want it.

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October 04, 2011, 02:14:56 AM
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You're right, this isn't something any of us would particularly want in a mining rig. Although we're mostly miners, I'd be willing to bet a good percentage of the forum members would also consider themselves to be PC enthusiasts in general, and while this drive might not suit a mining setup, it may fit well into someones plans for, say, a gaming rig. Simply sharing the opportunity for anyone who might want it.

+1 If I had any excuse to buy this I would but I don't need any more space. I think between all the hard drives I have I have about 4 or 5 terabytes of space.
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October 04, 2011, 05:26:35 AM
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if I really want speed, SSD is my option.

Otherwise, I'd buy a large hd (from 1 to 3T) which still gives me a decent speed.

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what is this "brake pedal" you speak of?


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October 04, 2011, 06:39:33 AM
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I'd be willing to bet a good percentage of the forum members would also consider themselves to be PC enthusiasts in general, and while this drive might not suit a mining setup, it may fit well into someones plans for, say, a gaming rig. Simply sharing the opportunity for anyone who might want it.

ahh gotcha. wasnt sure if you had some misconception as to what a mining rig needed for storage.

me, Im a SSD for OS/productivity, medium speed spinner for games, huge capacity slow spinner for media  kinda guy. that would be sweet for a games drive.

nice find.
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October 04, 2011, 07:53:38 AM
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if I really want speed, SSD is my option.

Otherwise, I'd buy a large hd (from 1 to 3T) which still gives me a decent speed.
ssd's are still super expensive you could raid 0 two of those and I'm sure you wont notice a difference. So $240 you'd have 900 gb for a $240 ssd you would have 128 gb.
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October 04, 2011, 02:15:27 PM
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if I really want speed, SSD is my option.

Otherwise, I'd buy a large hd (from 1 to 3T) which still gives me a decent speed.
ssd's are still super expensive you could raid 0 two of those and I'm sure you wont notice a difference. So $240 you'd have 900 gb for a $240 ssd you would have 128 gb.

I would rather have the SSD.   Latency is what matters not peak sequential throughput for most uses.  128GB is fine for putting OS, application, and games (although if I were buying one today I likely would look for 240GB models).  10K RPM creates a lot of heat, noise, and electrical draw but doesn't do much for latency.

For games & OS most of access is going to be random reads and that is where SSD shine.
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October 04, 2011, 04:26:58 PM
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Except for the fact SSD's are horribly unreliable right now. I cant mention how many times Ive had to do data recovery on them in our shop, they currently leave a bad taste in my mouth and would go w/ normal HDD's any day currently...
Other than that, you guys are right =P

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October 04, 2011, 04:31:01 PM
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Guess maybe it varies by brand/model.  I have 2 SSD.  One for nearly 4 years, one for about 2.5.  Neither has given me any problem.  Not a single byte lost.

Then again even if it failed there really isn't any data recovery the way I use them.  I use SSD for os & applications.  User data is stored on a pair of 1TB RAID1 storage drivers.  Nice thing about Windows Vista/7 is applications are finally moving away from storing user data in program files folder structure.  It also makes wiping the OS and re-installing much easier.  Nothing to backup, nothing to save.

So I wouldn't say horribly unreliable.  Looking at newegg ratings I think if they were "horrible unreliable" we would see a lot more low ratings.  People tend to get pissed when they lose everything.
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October 04, 2011, 05:33:15 PM
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I've been wanting to get my hands on a good SSD for a while now. The technology keeps improving at a surprising rate, even for computer hardware, and the current generation has some amazing specs. Couldn't help but posting the link to the Raptor drives though, as I can remember a couple years back, before SSDs were as commercially viable as they are now, drooling over the prospect of RAIDing two or more 10kRPM drives for my boot/gaming drive. I wonder if, say, four of these in a RAID 0 would offer any performance advantage over current generation SSDs, or if the technology has been completely surpassed by SSD tech.

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