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i have 1 300GB raptor already and i'm not sure what to get.

i have room in my case for 4 3.5" drives, (no more because the radiators and pump are in the way) and i'm not sure what to do with the 3 spare slots. the spare slots were filled with storage drives but now that's handle by a server.

i have 2 ideas so far:

4 x 300 GB veloci raptor in raid 0 (in either 1 or 2 arrays)
or
3 x 80 GB intel SSD in raid 0 (for OS and apps) and 1 x 300 GB raptor for all temporary files.

any ideas??
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post #2 of 9
SSD will be faster, and quieter. But will cost more coin. Depends on what you want to spend.
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post #3 of 9
SSDs, but don't go with Intel. Sandforce/Crucial is where it's at.
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post #4 of 9
I've had both (single velociraptor and a single Intel SSD). The SSD was a major improvement in speed. Go for the second option.
post #5 of 9
Definitely go with the SSDs. I have VRaptors and I'd nab an SSD immediately if I had the option.
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post #6 of 9
I would say ssds. But dont raid. Only if you got a great raid card. Then just single them out. Ssd are alot faster then raptors in raid.
C300 would be better then the intel. and cheaper, Microcenter makes a snadforce drive ssd $100 for 60 gb
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thanks for the input everyone, i like getting consistent responses =D
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As an owner of 600GB Velociraptors...you should go for SSDs if space isn't necessary.
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post #9 of 9
Maybe get a single SSD (or multiple units for RAID) for the OS and use the Velociraptors for storage and games.
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