Alright, so I've got the very first model of Raptor and I'm using it as my system drive. It's the thirty five ish GB one for more clarity. It's still running great. My question though, is if the new spinpoint F1's or WD black drives would have caught up because of higher areal density or other improvements in tech. IIRC the original raptor wasn't even a true SATA drive and instead had a onboard converter. So to phrase it differently, would it be better to use that as the system drive still or buy a current spinpoint F1 or WD black for that purpose?
i had a similar question about a 1st gen raptor vs f2eg 5.4krpm.So i"ve desided to run apps and games from the raptor (as the raptor was faster with small or medium sized folders). But a 7200 rpm? is egual maybe better overall.