I already have an 80gb intel G2 SSD for my system drive -- but due to the space limitations, I've been installing programs on another drive, but that seems to be really hurting my PC's performance, as it relies on that drive for startup things and such.
Here are the 'Disk Speed' results I currently get:
SSD (System drive)
Access Time: 0.08 ms
Cached Speed: 172.69 MB/sec
Max Read Speed: 236.78
Overall Score: 385208.5
WD7500AAKS (Storage Drive #2)
Access Time: 10.35 ms
Cached Speed: 246.02 MB/sec
Max Read Speed: 66.70 /sec
Overall Score: 838.7
I'd like to replace both storage drives -- I don't need to replace the storage (combined storage of these drives is 900GB, I could live with 120, would prefer to have 250, any more would be fine, but not required.
I'm thinking about setting up two drives in a RAID0 -- I just need to figure out which 2 drives. I'd love to get two 150GB VelociRaptors, but it's hard to justify it. I haven't been following the non-ssd drives at all, so I'm wondering if there's a comparable (as far as speed goes) HDD to the VelociRaptor, without the extravagant cost?
Those charts are for sequential throughput only. Depending on the OP's workload, random I/O performance may be more important - and the Velociraptors will easily beat the other hard drives in that metric, as shown by these charts (shorter bars are better): http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...