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Hi everyone,

i am in need of a new OS drive since my current 60gb Samsung with 2mb cache is KILLING ME!

im building a new rig so might as well get a new HD too. im debating whether its worth the extra money for a Raptor drive, but probably not.

the real question is, what capacity should i be looking for? im debating between 80, 160, and 250 gb.

i already have a 320gb and 2x750gbs so this drive will only serve as OS drive.

any suggestions?

thanks!
    
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The raptor really is a great choice if you don't mind spending the money. I personally have not been able to convince myself to shell out the cash yet though.
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get a nice 32mb cache seagate!
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well, i dont know if 32mb and 16mb make that big of a difference in a smaller drive, would it?

for example, i dont see many 80gb with 16mb cache. mostly 8mb.

i was thinking of something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

plenty of room to work with since i'll probably have VMware installed with Ubuntu and hopefully a Hackintosh setup
    
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