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NICE!!!!!
I just recieved 2 of them.
And they are nice. 300GB @ 10,000rpm.
But the price is $300 for each, but I got mine for free, but I think it is worth it.
 
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Lucky.:toast: I really want one for my game drive. Can you give us any pointers on how to recieve some free drives?
 

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Lucky.:toast: I really want one for my game drive. Can you give us any pointers on how to recieve some free drives?

Yes, I would like those pointers, too. I'll take 4 VelociRaptors, please.
 

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Is that the packaging that the HDD is in, or is that a giant heatsink?!:eek:
 
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its a heatsink
 

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Is that the packaging that the HDD is in, or is that a giant heatsink?!:eek:

Giant heatsink. They are actually 2.5" drives, which makes their speed and capacity even more impressive to me. WD just puts the ones targeted at desktop use in that heatsink to make them 3.5" drives. You are supposed to be able to get them sans heatsink as well, from what I have heard. Can you imagine one of these in a lappy? :eek:
 
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10,000 RPM's in my lap?! Now you're talkin!:laugh: This HDD is going to replace the spin-cycle on many washing machines as a cheap thrill!
 

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2 of those would look REALLY nice in my new SFF case....:respect:
 
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Lucky.:toast: I really want one for my game drive. Can you give us any pointers on how to recieve some free drives?

LOL.
I work for Best Buy/Geek Squad, and the other day a shipment came in and the box was crushed. Who ever packed the truck, put a box with a Washer Machine in it on top of it. So when I was unloading the truck we opened the box to look what was trashed, and I saw the 5 hard drives boxes of the Raptors I nearly crapped myself when I saw them. Well my manager saw that the boxes that where crushed so he let me and some other guys have them. But I feel sorry for the crushed 30" Acer LCD monitor and the HP Blackbird 002 that kinda saved the HDD.
 

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Hell, if it happens again, Ill give you $100 for 2 of them. :) I know the retail price, but your still up $100. :D
 
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I have a nice, barely used HD3870!!! Oh, wait... I see you like to pee on ATi cards.:shadedshu :p
 
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I have a nice, barely used HD3870!!! Oh, wait... I see you like to pee on ATi cards.:shadedshu :p

LOL.
Yeah, AMD and Nvidia FTW!
 

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LOL.
I work for Best Buy/Geek Squad, and the other day a shipment came in and the box was crushed. Who ever packed the truck, put a box with a Washer Machine in it on top of it. So when I was unloading the truck we opened the box to look what was trashed, and I saw the 5 hard drives boxes of the Raptors I nearly crapped myself when I saw them. Well my manager saw that the boxes that where crushed so he let me and some other guys have them. But I feel sorry for the crushed 30" Acer LCD monitor and the HP Blackbird 002 that kinda saved the HDD.

That's a REALLY expensive way to save a few HDDs :shadedshu
 
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Oh yes I ordered one to check out. Running a pair of Raptors I've had for years in raid now.
 
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