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36 gig raptor

By hynesy
Jul 11, 2006
  1. Im think of getting the 36 gb raptor SATA drive for my pc, any reviews that people can offer?
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  3. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    Hi, 36gb seems real small or real old for a sata.

    They're cheap these days and i would say you might as well buy a larger one say 80 or 120 or more.

    Note: some of the earlier releases of sata hdd drives were buggy and died more quickly.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    The 36 gig Raptors aren't buggy and do not die more quickly. They aren't consumer level drives like your regular sata drives - they are a more professional line.
     
  5. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 389

    Ive got some money to spend on a computer and i want to buy something top of the line, so at least it wont go out of date for a little long
     
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766


    How does changing the interface on the hard drive make it "buggy" before sata 2, sata was the "same" as an pATA dive. All they did was change it to a thin cable and a different style of power (for the most part) and added a "new" controller on the mobo's.

    They really did nothing new.
     
  7. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    Dont laught at this folks
    Seems i got wrong end of the stick as i was led to believe that it was a new technology not just a cable change.

    I was also led to believe that this great new technology would make it possible to have much higher storage capacity than ATA??

    I've been going to computer markets and fairs since around 1995 and when sata came out there were untold failures. In the early days people were always bringing them back and they were being sent back to the manufacturers under warranty. It was considered by most engineers and technicians and vendors that they were obviously unreliable. The general advise given was not to use them as your system Drive but just for storage until they were improved and made more reliable??
     
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