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Will a 10000 rpm HDD make an overall performance difference?

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What I have right now is a 7200 rpm IDE HDD.
Since my next rig will have SATA, I have to get a new one.
So I could either get one with 10000 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136054
or save the money and get a normal one with 7200 rpm.
(I really dont need a gig more than the Raptor has.)

So my question is, will that HDD speed make any difference in gaming?
And
is there something even faster? (And dont say raid, thats not faster for gaming.)
    
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If you have the money RAID 0 them, If you don't, don't worry
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You will load alot faster , but you probably won't notice in-game performance unless you need to load something from the HDD , which really isn't the case.
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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
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is there something even faster? (And dont say raid, thats not faster for gaming.)
RAID isnt faster in gaming? Sure it is, when loading maps and such. Anyways, only thing faster than a raptor is a SCSI 15k Cheetah (i think thats what they are called).
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Cheetahs are redonkulas, The price has dropped a lot since I first saw em in the winter
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I got told that Raid0 only is fast when you handle huge masses of data.
Like video editing or using it as a server.
    
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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
I got told that Raid0 only is fast when you handle huge masses of data.
Like video editing or using it as a server.
Thats just not true at all. RAID0 is faster in just about every instance.
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I got told that Raid0 only is fast when you handle huge masses of data.
Like video editing or using it as a server.
Wrongg. ^^
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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
What I have right now is a 7200 rpm IDE HDD.
Since my next rig will have SATA, I have to get a new one.
So I could either get one with 10000 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136054
or save the money and get a normal one with 7200 rpm.
(I really dont need a gig more than the Raptor has.)

So my question is, will that HDD speed make any difference in gaming?
And
is there something even faster? (And dont say raid, thats not faster for gaming.)
Actually..RAID is faster....all the time...so I dono sup with that.

Honestly..the only thing faster than raptors is RAIDed raptors...or a few more RAIDed regular HDDs.
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post #10 of 18
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Strange, the more I get into all this computer and hardware knowledge, I see that there are not always clear answers.
I was a Raid0 enthusiast, but I gave it up after the techician at my computer
store told me that its not worth it.
    
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