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So this is my last question before getting a 150gb raptor. Will it be faster than my raid setup? Note this is just a raptor NOT a velociraptor.
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nope. the Raid 0 wd640s are way more faster.

The original Raptors are slow compared to todays standards.

Your next hdd upgrade should be an SSD.
    
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nope. the Raid 0 wd640s are way more faster.

The original Raptors are slow compared to todays standards.
Im assuming it will still be faster than a WD500 AAKX caviar blue?
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Post your WD 640 raid 0 results in HDTune
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Transfer rates should be, but don't think you'll get the access times (short stroke the snot out of 'em and see).
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Transfer rates should be, but don't think you'll get the access times (short stroke the snot out of 'em and see).
So thw raptor will have significantly better access but not transfer. I figured the same, i want it as an OS drive, but will it be quicker for loading games?
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On paper I'd think the 640s would due to the larger file sizes etc, but TBH I didn't notice much of a difference (if any) in load times w/ a single raptor and when I had 2x in RAID 0 (for games).
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On paper I'd think the 640s would due to the larger file sizes etc, but TBH I didn't notice much of a difference (if any) in load times w/ a single raptor and when I had 2x in RAID 0 (for games).
With that being said, overall which would you prefer (i can actually have both) for games and OS. Im planning on trading my caviar blue 500gb for a raptor, but i wont if it will be slower than my RAID 0 array, if its faster then ill put my OS on it and all my games and use the RAID for programs and such, but i doubt that the raptor will beat my RAID even in access times.
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With that being said, overall which would you prefer (i can actually have both) for games and OS. Im planning on trading my caviar blue 500gb for a raptor, but i wont if it will be slower than my RAID 0 array, if its faster then ill put my OS on it and all my games and use the RAID for programs and such, but i doubt that the raptor will beat my RAID even in access times.
Don't get the Raptor. It's loud and hot. Keep the raid-0 640s. If you want a little boost, then short stroke them to 640gb total. that'll help with access times a little bit.
    
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Don't get the Raptor. It's loud and hot. Keep the raid-0 640s. If you want a little boost, then short stroke them to 640gb total. that'll help with access times a little bit.
Heat and noise dont bother me, i always have a floor fan running full speed on me when im at my computer so noise isnt an issue, and as far as heat goes i dont think an HD ill heat up anything. Purely based on performance, im looking for faster access, which has it RAID 0 blacks or 150gb raptor?
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