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Currently have one WD5001AALS 500GB Blk for OS, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320
and WD5000AAKS 500GB Blue for storage. Also have a WD 640GB Blk in a external Esata for back up.

Thinking of minor upgrade ($100.00 +/-) so SSD isn't in my current budget.

Wondering which would give better performance, another Blk 5001AALS and go RAID 0? Or getting one VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136296 to use for OS and than using current 5001AALS for more storage. My thought is if I go with one Raptor for now I could add more for RAID as funds free up more.

How much of a increase would the one raptor give when used for an OS over the AALS? Any at all? Need suggestions here. If there's not much increase might be wiser to just get a WD Blk 1TB drive for more storage at this point?
 
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There's really no longer a reason to get a mechanical drive, especially a VelociRaptor, to use as a OS drive.
Instead I recommend you get a <$100 SSD, or wait a bit so you can save more money for more capacity and buy one of the newer models that are coming out in March.
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What types of newer models are coming out in march? and how are they better ?
    
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post
There's really no longer a reason to get a mechanical drive, especially a VelociRaptor, to use as a OS drive.
Instead I recommend you get a <$100 SSD, or wait a bit so you can save more money for more capacity and buy one of the newer models that are coming out in March.
Thanks for the reply, but that would be like waiting for Bulldozer to come out and I'm not looking for bleeding edge technology here just a small upgrade. So no benefit by using a raptor?
 
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