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whats the fastest drive setup i can have for ~$200 with a minimum space of 250gb? would 2 caviar blacks sata3 in raid be faster than a raptor?
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go with 1 ssd for 100$. much faster then 200$ of mechanical drive's
    
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
go with 1 ssd for 100$. much faster then 200$ of mechanical drive's
he needs atleast 250GB
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post #5 of 14
Can I chime in with 60-80 gig SSD + 7200k rpm 500 gig storage drive... If you need to install big stuff like steam just create symbolic links between folders on the SSD and folders on the HDD with the actual data.

Keeps the OS on the SSD + important applications... Profile Libraries redirect to single folders on the HDD and symbolic link for a Games folder (actually) located on teh HDD..
    
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post #6 of 14
You can do two 150gb raptors in raid 0. they are 97$ each on amazon. thats probably the fastest you'll get with the money and capacity ur looking for
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post #7 of 14
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he needs atleast 250GB
i approve of your avatar
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post #8 of 14
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Can I chime in with 60-80 gig SSD + 7200k rpm 500 gig storage drive... If you need to install big stuff like steam just create symbolic links between folders on the SSD and folders on the HDD with the actual data.

Keeps the OS on the SSD + important applications... Profile Libraries redirect to single folders on the HDD and symbolic link for a Games folder.
thats a good idea but i want my whole drive to be fast to be able to send stuff to my nas server.
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post #9 of 14
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You can do two 150gb raptors in raid 0. they are 97$ each on amazon. thats probably the fastest you'll get with the money and capacity ur looking for
that sounds really good. +1
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by iliatay View Post
i approve of your avatar
Thanks I'm a big fan. You definitely don't want an ssd setup if you're gonna be writing and erasing alot of data, since that would degrade it's performance, I still think the two 150gb raptors in raid is your best bet, make sure you have enough airflow to cool those bad boys though I hear they can get hot
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