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Old 01-27-2005, 01:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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No, I think I mentioned in my original post that I was going to suppliment the 74gb raptor with a 200-250gb 7200 drive. I just don't think I am going to put it on the original purchase. My local Fry's seem to always have some blow out prices on hdd's so I figured I would just pick that up localy.

I figure I will run the OS and all programs/games from the raptor and store data files such as MP3's, movies, etc on the 7200 drive. Does that sound like a plan?
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Yea, that's what I would do. If you have the money I would get a smaller raptor -> 34 GB and put all of you system files and apps on it. Get a 80 GB 7200RPM for apps you use alot (faster seek times and it will take a lot less time to do maintence on it) and finally get a 250 -300 GB 7200RPM for mass store (mp3 files, movies etc).
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But the 74gb raptor is faster than the 32gb although I am sure it is splitting hairs. And this way I get the speed of the raptor for loading maps etc...
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Indeed, there is a difference in speeds between the Raptor versions
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Waiting an additional 1 millisecond is alot for some people !
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