Is there anything out there on par or close to a Velociraptor in terms of speed and reliability at a lower cost?
I don't need tons of storage like most people..... Around 300gb is the sweet spot, since I'm only using 63gb of the 300 available at the moment. Hey, I get rid of sh!t I don't need. Nice and tidy.
Looking to spend $120. or less.
Maxtor is out of the question
Even if there was a 100% rebate ?
You know, Maxtor 'bates
seriously, i think they are OK now; there was a bad run awhile back .. people say the same things about some WD HDs and Hitachi, also, i believe
For me, Seagate has been fast and reliable. They are pretty cheap also. If you do video, then you need at least 1 TB of storage; if not, you can get by with way less. i *need* a minimum of 250 GB just for my apps and games.
i doubt anyone really needs the 10,000 RPM drives; they really aren't that much faster than the newer 7200 RPM drives ... and if you really need speed, catch a STD
i mean buy a SSD