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I'm thinking about buying another hard drive solely for installing the operating system on as well as games. What do you guys think about the VelociRaptor for such a purpose?

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i have two in raid-0 and am very happy with them. nowhere near the performance of an ssd, but as good as you'll get with a mech. hd.
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i have two in raid-0 and am very happy with them. nowhere near the performance of an ssd, but as good as you'll get with a mech. hd.
Yeah, I'm not really looking for an ssd right now. Sure they are damn fast but don't have much space on them as far as I've seen. So I think VelociRaptor seems like the next best choice.
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that was my thinking exactly when i got these... especially since the price has dropped on them over the past year. my only regret was that i bought the sata2 version (unaware they were releasing a sata3 version) and the sata3's came out like 6 months later...
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post #5 of 19
you dont really need a big SSD, you could have a 60GB SSD and a 1TB HDD
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post #6 of 19
get a 60gb SSD that will be more than plenty room for your OS and a frew programs. Then just get a 500gb-1tb WD Black and shazam. You're good to go. Hella better than a raptor....
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I'm thinking about buying another hard drive solely for installing the operating system on as well as games. What do you guys think about the VelociRaptor for such a purpose?

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS
It works fine, database, graphic editing and games. I didn't notice that much of a difference in speed between my previous SSD drive, and the VelociRaptor I have now. The VRs also carry a 5-year warranty.
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post #8 of 19
the VR is a great hard drive, and is the fastest(or so i read) HD you can ever get, if you wanted more performance/speed then you'll have to go for SSDs
    
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post #9 of 19
its pretty good, but u can have a much faster and better ssd for around the same price, a 40-60gb will easily do for windows+ all your programs and then install the games and large programs on a 2nd 1tb or so data drive
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post #10 of 19
I really like mine I have a 100gig partition for windows an apps an 200gig partition for games. Works wonderfully I see no need for an SSD just yet.
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