The Coolest SSD Mod Ever!

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alliepatchell

So once the warranty wears out I can try this. Until then, I can only read your blog and see what other cool things you do every day.
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yr

Can you buy it by itself, or do you have to buy a velociraptor and remove the drive

(which will void the drive's warranty!)?

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ibfreeekout

By the looks of it I think you need to buy the drive as well. Why waste something already good though?

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dreadmonkey

That is a sleek mod, to bad a Velociraptor had to die for the cool looking mod. I have tested a X25-E (32GB) and a X18-M (80GB) in my Compal JFL92S+. The drives gave off little to no heat in testing in a notebook or in a desktop system. So the mod is just for pretty and it is pretty.

 

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Captain

If you stuck a VelociRaptor in a ps3, the power problem shouldnt matter cause theres no battery, tho the heat might. i wonder if the ps3 would load faster as well...

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gordonung

Sorry. I believe VelociRaptors require 12 Volts to spin up the motors and no notebooks currently put out 12 volts to the SATA drives.

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Caboose

If you were to remove a live VelociRaptor from it's shell, could you then plop it into a laptop, or would the heat be too much?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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CTskifreak

The heat might be the problem, but think about the speed that it's running at - 10K RPM. That would drain your battery out a lot quicker than the 5400 or the 7200 RPM drives.

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streetking

The power requirements of the velociraptor would prevent your laptop from even booting up. What would be cool is if WD started selling the heatsinks by themselves! Then people who already have SSD's can get them.

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CTskifreak

I think WD should licence this out. It's not much of a mod but a smart idea. Who wants ugly 2.5 inch drives in those 3.5 inch slots. I say license it out to the SSD companies. Make sense.

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