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Old 06-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was thinking of getting one of those Western Digital Raptor hard drives. I have a SATA at 7200 RPM, but I was wondering how much of a difference it would be to have a Raptor at 10,000 RPM?
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maybe a couple of seconds in load times... come in handy for video stuff and CAD, raid is cheaper
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It would probably be cheaper to get another HDD (exactly the same as the one you have) and put them into Raid0. Doing this you would effectively have one 15,000rpm drive.
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^No...Two of his hard drives in RAID 0, is close to that of a 10k rpm drive. IMO, raptors aren't necessary. For only a couple of seconds faster loading time, you'll spend so much more, than just getting another hard drive, or RAIDing them.
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^No...Two of his hard drives in RAID 0, is close to that of a 10k rpm drive. IMO, raptors aren't necessary. For only a couple of seconds faster loading time, you'll spend so much more, than just getting another hard drive, or RAIDing them.
yep what i said b4.......
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So you are better off by doing raid because you are going to end up with the same performance and more space.
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yep what i said b4.......
Just seconding your opinion...
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Just seconding your opinion...
ya i know.... i just like making the point when ppl question that i did
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Ok. I actually have 2 SATA hard drives so I guess I will RAID them and see. Thanks for all your speedy replies.
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