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post #1 of 12
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Hi all,

Just found someone selling a brand new, still wrapped, WD Raptor 150GB for About £45

Now I could do with a new drive mainly for OS, and just one game installed (you know the drill)

However, I could save up the extra £40 for a Crucial C300 SSD, or even get a 60Gb OCZ Agility 60Gb SSD for the Same £45

What are your views?

Thanks

Edit: I am also looking at picking up this Controller Card so that I can have two drives at the higher Sata Rate and also buy an external Hard drive with USB3. not a bad price for that card considering the expandability
Edited by SgtMunky - 4/11/11 at 2:52am
post #2 of 12
where is this being sold?! :O lolssd would be faster, but obviously less space. up to you really. in terms of gb/moneyz platters are the best.
     
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I had 2 VR's in a raid0 and the Agility I have now now is faster in every way. Especially for an OS drive an SSD will be the most noticeable upgrade.
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Sometimes I wish I had a bigger drive to load more games onto but, I have used other people's computers with platter drives and it feels sooo painfully slow compared to my SSD.
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SSDs are definitely faster. But Gb/$ they are very expensive when compared to HDDs. I'd just go with an SSD if I were you.
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post #6 of 12
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Hmm I'll get the SSD thinking about it... And the price (Ebay) has gone up to nearly £50

I think the SSD is the new Raptor now anyway, any views on the card guys?

Thanks
post #7 of 12
not worth getting a controller card. you wont be anywehre near topping out 3gbps on sata. but for usb3 could be worth it. though could just get a usb3 card on its own
     
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post #8 of 12
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But won't the controller card provide more headroom for the max transfer rate from the SSD?

I can't physically add more HD's to my motherboard atm due to layout anyway
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Originally Posted by joemunky View Post
But won't the controller card provide more headroom for the max transfer rate from the SSD?

I can't physically add more HD's to my motherboard atm due to layout anyway
in which case. get the card lol looks like a fair deal
     
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post #10 of 12
i have both........no comparison
SSD smokes a Raptor.......Raptor is just a tad faster than a F3
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