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How much of a performance difference is there with a Velociraptor vs. Regular HDD?

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By regular HDD I mean your average performance 7200rpm. Like Samsung Spinpoint F3 and Caviar black.

What is the read/write differences, etc? I cant find much on google, sense its mostly about Velociraptor's vs. SSD's.
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There's not much other than it's cost. It spins @ 10K RPM which does give better reading times and copying times, but much other than that, NOTHING But cost.
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There's not much other than it's cost. It spins @ 10K RPM which does give better reading times and copying times, but much other than that, NOTHING But cost.
So what your saying is I'd be better off just getting a regular 7200rpm HDD, Or an SSD?

Was planning on getting an SSD but it doesnt offer much space.
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Use a 64gb ssd like the c300 for your boot drive (windows and programs) and have your large files, like videos and personal documents on a hdd like the spinpoint f3.
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There is a difference, there have been many personal testimonies, but it depends on how much data you want. If all you want is windows to be fast, then get a SSD. Another option is get some standard 7200 RPM drives and create a Raid 0 array, which will be cheaper, and will be faster than a Velociraptor most times.

I'm planning a future Raid 0 with 3 WD blacks.
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While I do enjoy my VelociRaptor's speed, the price premium (especially now, with SSDs on the rise) makes them not really worth getting. I sometimes wish I saved the ~$150 and went with a Caviar Black, but it's all good.
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Get a pair WD Blacks and raid them.The 640's are a good set at a good price.VR's are nice but the Blacks raided are faster and less cost.
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There is a difference, there have been many personal testimonies, but it depends on how much data you want. If all you want is windows to be fast, then get a SSD. Another option is get some standard 7200 RPM drives and create a Raid 0 array, which will be cheaper, and will be faster than a Velociraptor most times.

I'm planning a future Raid 0 with 3 WD blacks.
Figured RAID 0 would be better. However, I'm unfamiliar with setting up hard drives in RAID. Dont I need a cable that connects both drives? Then set it up in BIOS. I tried RAID 0 on 2 old samsung drives once but Windows would never recognize it.
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Read up on what RAID actually is before you follow any advice from this thread. RAID will not help access times and will not help random read/writes. The only thing RAID will help is tossing around huge sequential files (video encoding,etc). If you want a pretty HDTech graph, RAID will show you a useless number to smile at. If you want actual improved desktop performance and game loading, the VRs will outperform any striped array.
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