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Like the title says, I am wondering if its more worth it to get the raptors or just raid the 2 black wd and it would be just as good. Would the 6gbs even make a difference in the black and raptors?
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You'd be better with an SSD if you're thinking about raptors....
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6Gb/s make no difference in anything but SSD's (Corsair C300 for example). Velociraptors have come a long way since the first generation (cough), and are quieter, faster read/write speeds and fast random access time. But their frankly not worth the price premium per Gb Two WD Blacks in RAID would perform better.

BUT...

Two Samsung Spinpoint F3/F4's would be even faster for less $.
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You'd be better with an SSD if you're thinking about raptors....
SSDs price are a bit crazy lol thats why they are not stated.
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6Gb/s make no difference in anything but SSD's (Corsair C300 for example). Velociraptors have come a long way since the first generation (cough), and are quieter, faster read/write speeds and fast random access time. But their frankly not worth the price premium per Gb Two WD Blacks in RAID would perform better.

BUT...

Two Samsung Spinpoint F3/F4's would be even faster for less $.
And also less reliable. Of the four HDDs that I've bought the only one that has failed is the Samsung drive. Go with the 500Gb or 640Gb WD blacks.
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6Gb/s make no difference in anything but SSD's (Corsair C300 for example). Velociraptors have come a long way since the first generation (cough), and are quieter, faster read/write speeds and fast random access time. But their frankly not worth the price premium per Gb Two WD Blacks in RAID would perform better.

BUT...

Two Samsung Spinpoint F3/F4's would be even faster for less $.
how much faster are the F3/F4s?
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And also less reliable. Of the four HDDs that I've bought the only one that has failed is the Samsung drive. Go with the 500Gb or 640Gb WD blacks.
I guess thats the catch for the spinpoint
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-394-_-Product

$130. 60Gb. Use a separate drive for storage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-296-_-Product

$120. 150Gb.

SSD's aren't that expensive anymore You could use the drive you have now for storage.

Samsung drives aren't much faster, but they have the best $/Gb around. Every HDD manufacturer has dud drives, it happens.
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Would a SSD help the over of other hdds with their storage too? Because im talking about running aps and games. ssds dont hold much but would it increase loading from a storage drive?
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No, but you could put 7 and the most common applications you use on the SSD, but it wouldn't speed up your storage drive It would just make your general experience VERY snappy and quick.
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