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Old 02-24-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Ok my current HDD isn't cutting it. Its a old HDD from the late 1990's.. And yea its only 40gigs. So Vista takes 15gigs and my game takes 21gigs (its vanguard for people that says WTF a game thats 21gigs big!?) And updates/patches.. My entire HDD is field. I only have around 76MB free space.

So I was thinking of getting the 150gig Raptor HDD

Should this be good? Or should i spend my money on something else?

I want something that is really fast, and wont have to be upgraded for a while.

SO maybe raid 0 two HDD's instead of getting the raptor?

Again. I want an upgrade so i want something fast that will blow me away from my 40gig HDD that im used to

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Old 02-24-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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Personally, I think the Raptor's are too expensive. Overkill, you know? I would get this, and spend the rest on something else:
320 GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148142
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I don't think raptors are overkill at all, mine is nuts and I love it.
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I guess I worded that wrong. I'd get a Raptor in a second. They're just very expensive for the not very high capacity.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:26 PM   #5
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could i have the raptor with the OS, and everything else on a second HDD?
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:29 PM   #6
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could i have the raptor with the OS, and everything else on a second HDD?
Yeah, that's what a lot of people do.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:48 PM   #7
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so the 74gig Raptor should be fine, and just get a 300-500gig one for everything else?

like is the OS the only thing that really needs a fast HDD? Or does other things like programs, games require alot on the HDD speed?
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:11 PM   #8
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Depends on the game. For example, when I upgraded to a SATA drive, I noticed a great speed increase in Oblivion, because it's such a huge world. Other games may not get that much of a speed increase.

And most regular apps (e-mail, web browsing, etc.) won't need a fast drive.
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Actually, you could keep the 40GB drive and use Vista only. For storage, you could have fun with this one:
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I use raptors for my OSs and my VPCs, they increased the performance by about a third. You will see an improvement from whatever drive you use, because that drive your currently using is old and they have made alot of speed advances since then. Also, you only have 76Mb of free space left, so that will slow it down even more, as a general rule, you should have 20% space free on your partition.
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