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A fast OS>fast Mp3
Major performance gain
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by bentrinh
A fast OS>fast Mp3
Major performance gain
Agreed. Drop a Raptor in there for the OS and then keep your 80s for games, movies, mp3s, etc. That way you wont load your Raptor with junk and you'll have a very fast OS with extra storage.
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This is sounding better and better the more I think about it. Newegg has the 74gig raptor for 135 after rebate. This a good deal?
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by StepsAscend
This is sounding better and better the more I think about it. Newegg has the 74gig raptor for 135 after rebate. This a good deal?
Yes, not a lot but it's good compared to other stores
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post #15 of 17
Am doing audio engineering, and just something that hasn't been mentioned.
To run top quality audio you require a hard drive with at least 10,000rpm. For MP'3 etc. a 7,200rpm would be fine. As for RAID, it's a very good idea. The faster the hard drive (in anyway) will boost you audio performance.
post #16 of 17
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Thanks Cuthy. I'm using the drive mostly to store and mp3s in usually 192kbps, so 7200rpm is fine for my needs. I would just like the OS speed gained by a 10K drive. I also just purchased an X-Fi ExtremeMusic and can't wait to het back to school so I can install it. Should be an improvement over my onboard audio.
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post #17 of 17
Na prob man. Planning on getting a 15,00rpm Seagate Cheetah later in year to soe some hard core audio work. The X-Fi ExtremeMusic is a great choice, planning on the Fatal1ty myself, but then again i am doing audio engineering and require the quality. Maybe if i can afford i'll get the pro, who knows?
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