I felt like registering just to say 3 things after I read the review:
- I would like to see some raid0 results, although I guess they will be sick! Time to fill the ICH controller is approaching i guess...
- The price is my only issue with the raptor series. The RaptorX could be bought at $150 at times (incl. shipping) but the current lowest is $169.
What you are talking about in the article are open box/refurb units for $143.
My opinion is that $300 is WAY to much...put that in perspective with the new high-density WD 640GB drives that are doing much better too...
and also with the fact that the market niche they are targeting (enthusiast) will be going for a raid0 with those puppies.
After that $600+ for the gaming hard disk space of your dreams sounds really alot of money.
(it has been like that I guess but I will wait until the raid0 comparisons with the WD6400AAKS surface...
- The temps look nice with the icepak heatsink even without that many fins - anyone knows what is it made out of?