View Full Version : 74gb LaCie d2 - Raptor inside? Removable?

Scarlet Infidel
06-23-2006, 03:25 PM
These arent new products so im sure that has been covered ages ago but im just curious. Do these (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=245145&source=froogle) just contain normal Raptors (albeit old 8mb ones)?

If so, can they be removed easily enough and why are these things cheaper than bare drives?


06-23-2006, 03:29 PM
hmmm can't say I know reagarding that particular HDD, but I had a 80GB WD external that after I cracked the case was just a internal hdd with a USB/DC adapter, now I use the adapter for all size external drives. Just swap them out.

Scarlet Infidel
06-23-2006, 03:32 PM
Exactly, i cant see how this is much else but a 74gb raptor at a lower cost than normal with a free external case.

What other 74gb 10krpm drive could it be? I think i remember a raptor knockoff once which was essentially the same thing.

06-23-2006, 03:48 PM
so whos gunna buy it and find out?

Scarlet Infidel
06-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Well, im tempted but then if im blowing money on a raptor (which im considering against my common sense) then id probably rather pay the extra for the new 16mb 74gb raptor.

Is this product availabel/cheap in the US too?

06-26-2006, 05:06 AM
Would be interesting to find out at that price.

06-26-2006, 07:43 AM
i cant think of any other sata 10000rpm drives. only other 10k drives i know of are on scsi or higher.

06-26-2006, 07:45 AM
there are no other 10k sata drives.

Scarlet Infidel
06-27-2006, 02:05 PM
Well i have my eye on a raptor on ebay, if that falls through ill give this a go.

Richie P
06-29-2006, 09:11 AM
Interesting...the one doubt i'd have is that the tech specs list a 6ms access time, and the raptor access time 4.5ms isn't it?

I'm definitely tempted...it's still gonna be a decent drive even if it's not a raptor right?