I dont like being the second person to fuck shit up, but that sounds like a deal. I might end up buying a second one.
Who cares, it comes with the same warranty if it screws up, it takes a few days to get a new one. My file server holds on my vital files, so I'm not worried about losing content. Besides its water cooled with everything else in my setup, number 1 cause for hdd failure is heat, it'll be fine.
The raptor kicks so much ass, mine runs alot cooler and alot quieter than I thought it would. I read all the reviews on newegg and a bunch of people complained of the noise and heat but I think they are all on crack. I cant hear the drive over the sound of my radiator fan.
Actually I think im going to get one of those refurbished drives so I can check out what RAID 0 is like, thanks for pointing out your find.
I was checking out those benchmarks when I was trying to decide if I wanted to get 2 36GB drives or a 74GB and wait a while for a second one. Im glad I went with the 74GB now, everything is stupid fast with just ONE drive.