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I was recently looking at adding a 300GB sata drive to my system, but decided I really don't need that much extra storage. I have two 80gb drives now and still have plenty of room for music, my big storage eater.

Anyway, as an alternative upgrade I am thinking about installing a 74gb raptor and transfering my OS and applications to it. Does this seem like a worthwhile upgrade? Will I see better performance from my apps and filesystem?
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Yes the Raptor is a very good drive which is fast and will definatly out do almost all sata drives..I have herd of some being faster but have seen no solid proof to back up there claims.
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I was recently looking at adding a 300GB sata drive to my system, but decided I really don't need that much extra storage. I have two 80gb drives now and still have plenty of room for music, my big storage eater.

Anyway, as an alternative upgrade I am thinking about installing a 74gb raptor and transfering my OS and applications to it. Does this seem like a worthwhile upgrade? Will I see better performance from my apps and filesystem?
Since you already have a Raid array it looks like, I'm not sure if it's worth buying another hard drive. Yes, the Raptors are really fast, but that will only matter on game load times and encoding/burning etc. If you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket, have you considered upgrading your sound card to an X-Fi? That would free up some cpu horsepower and upgrade your sound quality by a large margin over the onboard. Just a thought, both are nice (Raptor and X-Fi). Just giving you something to think about...
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I'm not a gamer, my sound is only for music, and I have had no problems with the onboard sound. I don't currently have a raid array, just 2 80gb drives. One was my music drive from a previous pc so I just transplanted it when I built this one.

I just got a thousand bucks as a christmas present and am contemplating what I could do with it.
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post #5 of 19
buy 2 10k raptors and put them in raid 0 !!! that would make your primary drive alot faster
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I'd rather get 2x250gb instead of raptors. I'd sacrifice the extra rpms for storage. Although it would be sweet.
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Get a new vid card and maybe a cpu. Ill sell u my venice if u want...
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i have a 3000. going up 200mhz wouldn't be much of an upgrade. I looked at an x2 3800 or 4200. I do some video work and thought it might be beneficial.
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post #9 of 19
If you have a grand to spend I'd do a complete Upgrade.
If all you do is listen to Music get a sound card, and a 200GB HD.
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Is there really a benefit to an x-fi say over my onboard for just stereo audio?
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