WD1500 raptor - clear case?

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WD1500 raptor - clear case?

Postby K2 » Jan 6th, 2006 at 12:44 pm

Fuckin' A right... look at this shit - http://www.wdraptorx.com/

The new 150GB 10k rpm SATA-II Raptor that Western Digital is releasing soon is going to be see through. Hah ;) Aside from a case modders viewpoint, I think it's pretty cool just because if something goes wrong, you may be able to visually identify potential issues. And seeing the read/write head do its thing would be pretty cool too ;)

This is definitely on my 'to get' list.

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Postby Jeng » Jan 6th, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Going to mount it on its side on the window in your case so you can see it?

One of my thoughts on it is that you have to re-organize your case in such a way that you can actually see that it has a window on its top. Not only that but does it have LEDS inside?
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Postby Nad » Jan 6th, 2006 at 1:32 pm

Combined with THIS I think this would be an absolutely sweet investment.
For those of us without clear cases specifically designed to show one of these bad boys off, i would recommend THIS instead.
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Postby Kahuna Mas » Jan 6th, 2006 at 1:33 pm

They beat you to it. Its from the same website.

http://www.wdraptorx.com/partners/

Heh, you might have to run a hose from your house AC to the computer tho. I heard those poly cases don't cool very well. I guess watercooled could solve that issue.

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Postby EatMoreLead » Jan 6th, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Now we need see-thru DVD drives - is that even possible or would laser blind you? rofl
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Postby |PoRn| Profess0r » Jan 6th, 2006 at 10:39 pm

I'll wait to see actual pics of it, not just renders. The price is hefty though :roll:

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Postby Catalyst22 » Jan 6th, 2006 at 10:53 pm

EatMoreLead wrote:Now we need see-thru DVD drives - is that even possible or would laser blind you? rofl


Yeah, there are alot of dvd and cd window mods out.
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Postby DocNsane » Jan 19th, 2006 at 2:21 am

This is a nod to the hardcore modders how there who have been doing Hard drive/DVD drive windows for a few years now.

As for pricing, it's about 50$ more than the non window version that was also announced at the same time (which noone even TALKS about).
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