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Hey guys, so im going to replace the HDD on my GF's computer since the one in it currently is a bit old and small. Are 150gb velociraptors worth the $50 price differnece between 1tb samsung f3? Shes only going to need 100gb (for files and games) and when she built it she put her OS on a vertex2.

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IMO, no. I still have a 36GB 15K RPM Raptor that I barely use. It's barely faster than most IDE drives.
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^ this
     
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IMO, no. I still have a 36GB 15K RPM Raptor that I barely use. It's barely faster than most IDE drives.
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^ this
ah so im prob better off with a WD black or samsung f3 then by the sounds of it
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Ask her, does she want her games to load fast, if so go for an ssd or a velociraptor. If not, than get a Samsung f3.
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Mine's not much faster than my data drive but it is faster and a lot cheaper than an ssd. If on a budget the raptors make a nice upgrade over a 7200 rpm drive for a speedier boot experience. Just don't expect too much...
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Mine's not much faster than my data drive but it is faster and a lot cheaper than an ssd. If on a budget the raptors make a nice upgrade over a 7200 rpm drive for a speedier boot experience. Just don't expect too much...
Western digital black drives come very close to these 10k drives. SSDs are still light years ahead.

Not worth it.

Get a 500gb blue drive. They come close to blacks.
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Ask her, does she want her games to load fast, if so go for an ssd or a velociraptor. If not, than get a Samsung f3.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
Mine's not much faster than my data drive but it is faster and a lot cheaper than an ssd. If on a budget the raptors make a nice upgrade over a 7200 rpm drive for a speedier boot experience. Just don't expect too much...
hmmm well i dont think im going to be getting her a SSD since she already has a vertex2 and im getting her another 120gb SSD for her laptop.

So they are faster, but prob not noticeably? hmmm..

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Western digital black drives come very close to these 10k drives. SSDs are still light years ahead.

Not worth it.

Get a 500gb blue drive. They come close to blacks.
hmmm okay well i guess i prob wont get a raptor, and look into WD or samsung (only 2 brands of HDD i buy). What is the most reliable HDD probably? would the RE hard drives be worth the extra money (~$5-10)
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+1 on storage drives wd blacks.. a raptor is a ripoff right now.. it's like getting an ssd size drive without ssd tech.. near an ssd price (new that is).
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hmmm well i dont think im going to be getting her a SSD since she already has a vertex2 and im getting her another 120gb SSD for her laptop.

So they are faster, but prob not noticeably? hmmm..

edit:

hmmm okay well i guess i prob wont get a raptor, and look into WD or samsung (only 2 brands of HDD i buy). What is the most reliable HDD probably? would the RE hard drives be worth the extra money (~$5-10)
Western digital is my inner fanboy, but both brands are good.

Don't bother with the enterprise.

Get a WD blue or a black, they both perform very well.
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