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Does anyone know how much will the usb adapter slow the raptor down?
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You should just get a 7200RPM laptop drive. Its a good compromise between speed and mobility+battery life. I upgraded my Dell's 60GB 4200RPM 2MB cache to a 60GB 7200RPM 8MB cache drive and it boots much faster, faster than my desktop does in fact. And the speed increase really doesnt seem to eat battery life too much, I still get 1.5 - 2 hours of battery life.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by AARDVARCUS View Post
Does anyone know how much will the usb adapter slow the raptor down?
As long as you get a quality adaptor the speed should be just about the same. I would really go with the 7200rpm laptop drivelike HrnyGoat suggested though.
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
You should just get a 7200RPM laptop drive. Its a good compromise between speed and mobility+battery life. I upgraded my Dell's 60GB 4200RPM 2MB cache to a 60GB 7200RPM 8MB cache drive and it boots much faster, faster than my desktop does in fact. And the speed increase really doesnt seem to eat battery life too much, I still get 1.5 - 2 hours of battery life.

It sounds to me like he would be using the hard drive mainly at home, where he can plug it in and battery power wouldn't be too much of a concern.

I would still suggest just getitng a 7200 rpm laptop drive, as it is a sure speed increase and the easiest solution.
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post #15 of 16
Between 7200 RPM and 10000RPM.. What is real world performance difference? I would say its not worth the premium yet. Just get a nice 7200RPM, it will do you good.
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post #16 of 16
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If i were to get a 7200 notebook drive, i would just wait for the hybrid hard drives. Does anyone know how much a usb or firewire would slow down a raptor? If i am going to use it as my boot drive, i definately dont want 10ms lag through the connector.....
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