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Okay I have a 500gb WD HD 7200RPM and I wanted to have more space for files and I am a web designer so I have lots of programs that I use. I have this old Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm that is molex and IDE which I would rather not use. I was wondering if I should get one of the WD Raptors to put my operating system and all my programs and then have the 500gb just to put mad files into. I have the eVGA 790i boards so it comes with RAID capabilities.

There is a 36GB: $89.99
There is a 74GB: $149.99
There is a 150GB: $174.99
There is the 300GB Velociraptor: $299.99

I am leaning towards the velociraptor just because of the SATA 3.0Gb/s instead of SATA 1.5Gb/s

Is this worth the buy, if not which one should i get? Thank you in advance since this is such a big read I will give rep to whoever can help me out here.
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post #2 of 10
If you want to drop $300 on the drive, then do so.

Otherwise get the 150GB Raptor.
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I am leaning towards the velociraptor just because of the SATA 3.0Gb/s instead of SATA 1.5Gb/s
correct me if im wrong but i dont think there are any drives out there that can do 1.5gb/s let alone 3.0

i have a 150gb raptor heres a screen from hdtach i took the other day.
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post #4 of 10
The burst speed from the cache can go that fast FYI.

And the interface matters little, I would still get the 300GB raptor if I had the money (best price\\size ratio of any of them).
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post #5 of 10
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okay thanks guys.. i just got the 790i with the crucial ballistix pc16000 2000mhz, evga gtx280 is on the way and now all I need is a nice harddrive so gonna go with the 300Gb one.

rep for all of you, but can you guys tell me what I have to do to raid to the harddrives? I have never raided before, excuse the nub question.
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post #6 of 10
You can't, unless you get two raptors.

They have to be identical drives.
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This is what I want to do I want to have my 300gb VelociRaptor as the main harddrive with windows and programs then I just want a backupdrive .. example drive D:/ or something that will be 500gb or storage. If I hook them both up with this work?
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post #8 of 10
are you asking if they could go in raid? If so, yes they can go in raid, but the performance wouldn't be optimal, and you have the increased chance of data loss with a raid. I would just leave the disks as they are, with the raptor as your main drive, and the 500gb as your storage. Now if you do want raid, I would recommend getting a second 300gb raptor, and putting both of them in raid 0.
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post #9 of 10
To set up a proper RAID set up you should have 2 identical drives. Anything else and you are asking for problems. Are you asking to set up a RAID 1 to back up the raptor drive? Or how are you planning on using RAID?
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ok so if i want the raptor to be my main drive just put it into an SATA slot and put the 500gb storage one into an SATA slot? Obviously since they are different I would not use a RAID, but after I do this how do I define which one is my main drive?
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