I currently have a Seagate 80GB SATA150 drive. The IDE drive I was using as my OS drive died and now I need a new one. I was thinking about either getting a 74gb Raptor or purchasing another Seagate 80gb SATA drive and putting them in RAID 0. I would use the raid setup as my OS drive and get another drive later on for storage (music and movies).
My question is...
which one will be faster? the raid setup will be a lot more storage for a lot less money I know that and plus it wont be as loud as the Raptop.
Sorry to disagree but there is no way a single raptor is going to beat a RAID 0 configuration with SATA drives. It just wont happen. Granted 2 Raptors together would be the better option but your Barracuda's ran in RAID 0 are going to kick the crap out of the Rator by itself anyday. Hope that helps.