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well i thinking of replacing some 2X250gb IDE hardd drive that i bought last year and im going to by 2x500gb hardd drive for games and storage for my music. do you think worth the money getting an 150gb or 75gb raptor drive for the OS?

here what im getting for games and storage and OS

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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If you want speed+storage, here is a good HD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
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my raptor 150 gig smokes my old wester digital se 320 gig. vista load time before was like 30 seconds now its like at 10. just noisy...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
If you want speed+storage, here is a good HD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
Bingo! Exactly what I was going to post. These 640Gb WD Drives are based on their new 320Gb platter. They are very fast, just google some of the reviews.
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post #5 of 12
Nope, raptors are overrated and expensive. Unless you have a complete system and some extra cash lying around, do it, but otherwise, there are much better ways of spending money on HD's--like Sonic's suggestion.

EDIT--and if a single drive's speed isn't enough, you could always go RAID0...
    
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I previously used a Raptor 74GB as my O/S drive... and it was nice. But now I have a Seagate 7200.11 as my O/S drive (partitioned for 100 GB for O/S and the rest as storage) and honestly, I don't miss my old Raptor.

I do think that the Raptors are good. However there are some very competitive products out there right now that make a compelling argument NOT to buy an expensive Raptor.

If you are on a budget, then I'd advise to forgo the Raptor and just get a good SATA drive. Personally, I like the Seagates right now mainly because of the 5 year warranty (As my main drive, I know that I'll have alot of spinup on this drive and that its chance of failure is alot higher than my other "storage only" drives.)

The Western Digitals only have a 3 year warranty I think... so more or less, I'm going with the 5 myself.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkFury View Post

The Western Digitals only have a 3 year warranty I think... so more or less, I'm going with the 5 myself.
raptors have 5 years warranty and even offer and upgrade program.
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Originally Posted by DarkFury View Post
I previously used a Raptor 74GB as my O/S drive... and it was nice. But now I have a Seagate 7200.11 as my O/S drive (partitioned for 100 GB for O/S and the rest as storage) and honestly, I don't miss my old Raptor.

I do think that the Raptors are good. However there are some very competitive products out there right now that make a compelling argument NOT to buy an expensive Raptor.

If you are on a budget, then I'd advise to forgo the Raptor and just get a good SATA drive. Personally, I like the Seagates right now mainly because of the 5 year warranty (As my main drive, I know that I'll have alot of spinup on this drive and that its chance of failure is alot higher than my other "storage only" drives.)

The Western Digitals only have a 3 year warranty I think... so more or less, I'm going with the 5 myself.

nope no budget im getting an idea of how much i need to save
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wait for the VelociRaptor...
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Quote:
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raptors have 5 years warranty and even offer and upgrade program.
That's cool... (I'm glad to know that my 74GB Raptor is still under warranty then )

But on that note, I guess I'd have to weigh the value versus the performance then.

If you have the extra money.... then by all means go for a Raptor. It's a great device!!! However, if you are on a budget, those Seagate SATA drives are no slouches either.

I was happy both ways... just currently, i'm running with the Seagate.
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