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Was wondering, if I bought this and put my old HDD as just a storage place, would I see a increase in overall performance?
And if so what? My knowledge to HDD is limited, and I figure its time for a upgrade from a 80gig maxtor 8mb cache to something much faster.

I also found this on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/WESTERN-DIGITAL-...QQcmdZViewItem

Should I get one, or is it not worth it?
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The only benefit you'll see from a faster Hard Drive is quicker read and write times. So, programs will install a bit quicker, and game maps will load a bit quicker. It depends whether that benefit is worth $90 to you.
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Well is there a better route, are these infact the best setup I can get?
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I do remeber seeing a 15,000 RPM on egg the other day.
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I do remeber seeing a 15,000 RPM on egg the other day.
Those are SCSI drives. They require a special controller card and the drives them selves are expensive. They are designed for servers and a basic set up will cost over $500. Raptors are the fastest non-SCSI hard drives.
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Any help here?
Should I get the Raptor or whats the fastest solution under 100.00
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148143

Perpendicular recording and 16MB cache, very nice.
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Im not really interested in storage space, I only play games and nothing else.
But will this be faster than a raptor?
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Im not really interested in storage space, I only play games and nothing else.
But will this be faster than a raptor?
Didn't you read what I posted? Raptors are the fastest non-SCSI drive. The PRT or PMR are probably the fastest 7200RPM HD. Since Raptors are 10K RPM HD, they will beat the 7200RPM drives.
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