Originally posted by PZEROFGH
Put your 160GB and 200GB in raid :classic: And you'll see about almost the same performance increase for a lot less!
But i see no reason to get a raptor, unless you have ev3erything you need on your other specs.
Not really... a Raid 0 really doesn't do that much...
I went through the same question, and I was about to get 2 80gig'ers and Raid 'em, but the newer 16mb cache version of the 74 gig Raptor went on sale, so I bought it.
I'm waiting till the rest of my new comp comes to use it as an OS drive, but I will say as long as you have the 16mb cache version it's worth it.
It's much quieter, only makes a little 'popping' noise when it spins up from rest, other wise silent, and my case is entirely open.
I was still iffy, up untill I installed Maya 7 on the drive, and Maya started in 7 seconds
Same spec machine, and it would normally take a good 25-30 when I wasn't running anything else, and now it boots in 7 freaking seconds while multi-tasking...
(Maya was origionaly on a different drive from the OS drive, a 16mb cache sata I, just like the Raptor, so the only varible is the RPM)
I love my Raptor