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Old 08-26-2005, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7200 s-ata vs 10 000 s-ata

i'm thinkin' about upgradin' my hard drive.....

i'm lookin' at a raptor 10k on tigerdirect.ca for 175.00 canadian...but...is there really that much of a noticalble difference?

especially when i could get a cuda or cav with 5x the amount of space for less???
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Well, if you consider a 10k HDD being approx. 3.6ms faster than a 7200, that makes quite a difference in the long run. I would go for 10k any day over 7200.
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yes, i do see that point,


but, also in the long run (so it seems right now anyway), programs are getting bigger and bigger and bigger, especially games.

do i want to fork out the money for a crazy fast drive with a size capasity that was thought crazy 4 years ago, or do i want a drive that is slightly above average with a very, very nice capasity.

tha's wha's messin' me up and so far, the 10k drive isn't impressing me...
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Well the idea of using the 10 k rpm drive is to store ur OS and some games on it while storing other stuff on a larger compacity 7200 rpm drive.
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yea, i guess.

oky doky then, thanks for the input guys
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The Hard Drive is what decides how fast things load. Besides the OS loading at record speeds, you game maps and stuff will also load crazy fast.
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Well the idea of using the 10 k rpm drive is to store ur OS and some games on it while storing other stuff on a larger compacity 7200 rpm drive.
This is what I did with my 10K Raptor.

WINDOWS XP - DRIVERS - PAGING FILE - MAJOR APPS - HIGH-END GAMES = ONLY

Everything else that isn't demanding or OS related goes on 1 of my many other HDD's.
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