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Raptor or SSD?

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hey guys. im planning on giving my pc a storage boost. which one should i pick. 60GB ssd's cost $150 while the 10k rpm raptor costs the same. here is a pic showing my choices



help me choose. thanks
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The Raptor is pretty outdated now. Samsung F3s when short-stroked can match their speeds at a fraction of the price, and also with more storage space. You should get maybe 3 500GB Spinpoint F3s and RAID 0 them. Make sure you have a backup drive.
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Originally Posted by mbarry View Post
The Raptor is pretty outdated now. Samsung F3s when short-stroked can match their speeds at a fraction of the price, and also with more storage space. You should get maybe 3 500GB Spinpoint F3s and RAID 0 them. Make sure you have a backup drive.
hmm alright thanks for that. i was thinking of also just buying a single 2tb samsung F4 drive. will that be on par with performance of the F3?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15490

Edit: i read on a forum that the perf is as good as the F3 as it uses 3 platters and less noise and heat
Edited by aravi_992 - 12/24/10 at 3:20pm
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Ssd!!!!Great difference!!!
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post #5 of 6
Here is that question again. Having almost no actual access time, SSDs are far superior to any mechanical hard drive including the noisy raptor.

P.S. I am very sorry about Australian prices, that saddens me.
post #6 of 6
Go for the OCZ Vertex 2 or Corsair F60, the raptor is old, noisy, hot and is not near as fast as the SSD's.

Yes you get less storage, but incredible performance instead, and we at OCN like high speeds don't we?
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