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Old 02-20-2006, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about purchasing a second harddrive, one to store my OS and video games and such on. I want a really quick one. What do you guys think about the Western Digital Raptors?
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Expensive, but a nice buy.
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They are nice I have 2 36gb ones in raid. However to be completely honest I would say it's not really worth it, the speed is barely noticable from a regular hard drives in video games. The only difference is that games load slightly faster. If I were to redo my rig I'd just get a 250 gb western digital or seagate, no need for raptors really.
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very good performance. but just not in the performance to cost section.
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Not enough Giga Bytes. Only 73 and if you were to buy one atleast get 2 of them, 73 GB isn't going to store you much. As shawn said go with a 250 GB hard drive, Maybe Seagate (There buying off WesternDigital) 7900.9 (9th Generation) might give you a boost as well!
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you do realise there is a 150gb raptor right? it's just incredibly expensive. in my opinion a raptor is a worthwhile investment if you can't stand load times. i have a single 36gb that i put my favourite games (BF2, HL2, CSS and FEAR) on and any significant software like photshop. absolutely kills loadtimes in games and for software.
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There is not much of a "Noticeabal" diffrence.
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you do realise there is a 150gb raptor right? it's just incredibly expensive. in my opinion a raptor is a worthwhile investment if you can't stand load times. i have a single 36gb that i put my favourite games (BF2, HL2, CSS and FEAR) on and any significant software like photshop. absolutely kills loadtimes in games and for software.

Thats what I want to do. Store my games on it, and then buy maybe a 120gb or something for the rest of my stuff.
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That's the idea, use the raptors for games and intensive software and the larger but slower HD's for storage for movies, music and photos. Personally, I'd just buy a raptor since I'd only be gaming and I only have about 500 songs.
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There is not much of a "Noticeabal" diffrence.
uhh, yes there is.
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