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So i have a choice between a 500gb cav blue or a 150gb WD raptor (not veloci) which is faster, all i care about is speeds not space.
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post #2 of 14
The raptor no argument
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Is the drive a AAJS or AALX?
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The raptor of course. Some drives may have a higher sequential read or write but for OS use the things that count more are access time and random write, both of which are going to be faster on the raptor.
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post #5 of 14
Raptor hands down
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raptor *****s on the caviar's chest!
    
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Going to be pretty close actually.
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Going to be pretty close actually.
AAKX or whatever it is, not the one with a J
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AAKX or whatever it is, not the one with a J
I think the raptor is still going to be a tiny bit faster, but nothing to write home about. I bet if you short-stroked the 500GB to about 200gb, the gap would be pretty much nothing.

The 150gb raptors are OK, but they are hot and noisy.

I don't think you will notice much difference in system responsiveness between the two.

The Raptor will be slightly faster for an OS drive, the WD Blue would make a nice speedy storage drive.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
I think the raptor is still going to be a tiny bit faster, but nothing to write home about. I bet if you short-stroked the 500GB to about 200gb, the gap would be pretty much nothing.

The 150gb raptors are OK, but they are hot and noisy.

I don't think you will notice much difference in system responsiveness between the two.

The Raptor will be slightly faster for an OS drive, the WD Blue would make a nice speedy storage drive.
Thats exactly what i was thinking, but i have my 7200 RPM 2TB for storage, and im looking for an OS drive, i was thinking about Short stroking the raptor to 25 GB
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