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I have a old raptor wd740gd and a caviar black 1tb im tired of running out of room on the raptor is the caviar faster then the old raptor currently using the raptor as sys drive and the caviar as storage cant really afford a ssd yet so wanting to go to just using the caviar, any ideas?
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post #2 of 8
Current gen Blacks are slightly faster than 300Gb and older VRaptors. Go for the 1Tb.
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so losing the old raptor i would gain performance?
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post #4 of 8
Your 74Gb Raptor is slower than 1Tb Blacks.

Previous generation VRaptors are just about on par with Blacks.
post #5 of 8
The Raptor is faster in response times by a good amount. The Black 1TB and bigger drives are faster for read and write speeds.

Use your Raptor for your OS and applications. Use the Black 1TB for games.
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ok thanks will just reinstall games to cav, would it be wise to keep the page file on raptor then?
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post #7 of 8
Actually it would probably be better to split it between drives. Windows will sort of Raid 0-ish the page file if you, drastically increasing PF performance over a single drive solution.
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ok thanks will just reinstall games to cav, would it be wise to keep the page file on raptor then?
No. You would get the best performance if you put the pagefile to the Black 1TB. Pagefile isn't used that often, and when it is...its slow anyway. You'll want to save your access time on your main drive, by keeping the pagefile off of it.
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