Hey everyone, I'm thinking about buying a new HD (raptor) to get some more storage space in my computer as its gettin crampped (over 60% used/ 160gb).
My issue is adding in a new HD to the mix. I am going to sweep the current HD clean and when/if I do get the 10k Raptor I want to install OS and games on there while keeping music and misc programs on 160Gb drive.
My question to everyone is will i see a big difference in load times ect and would this setup work?? I am 99% sure it would work but wanted to see if others had a similar setup.
Chuckie is right ...it won't be like a NIGHT N DAY kinda thing, but you WILL notice that your programs will operate a lil snappier, and boot up will be a bit quikcer, but that will depend on what you have in your startup items.
I have a 74.3 gig Raptor and I don't know about anyone else but I DO notice a diff in how my rig runs with my OS as my C drive. I put all my games, MP3's and other stuff on my Maxtor SATA II 250 so I can keep my Raptor just for OS stuff.
As for the big question.....Is it worth you spending a lil extra of your hard earned MOOLAHH??? I would recommend you checkin out a friend that HAS one, and see for yourself. There have been alot of similar threads like this one asking the same question. Some peeps reply "Don't waste your money", others say its a great drive..like I do .
Tell ya what. ask yourself this question...If you want a fast 10K hdd as opposed to the 7200 's, go with the WD raptor. The Seagate 7200.10 however, has been said to almost equal the raptor's speed n performance. So take a look at those hdds as well.
As for me.. If I had a few extra bucks to spend, did not want to #*(*@)# around with tweaks n stuff, wanted a reliable awsome drive....so I went out and bought a WD raptor.. End of story.
Google both drives to see whats being said about em.
Go to the hardware review sections and read up on em...that will help.
Thats my 2 cents
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