WD Raptor 150GB (WD1500ADFS)
WD Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS)
So my 3 year old WD Raptor died. I ran out and got a WD Caviar Black 1TB to hold me over until I got the replacement drive (gotta love a 5 year warranty!). I figured I should use the Raptor as a boot disk and the Caviar Black for data. But after poking around I think the Caviar Black might actually be faster?
What do you all think? Should the Raptor become a door stop? =]
Your VR is slow and obsolete. I'll PM you my address, please send it to me for proper disposal.
Srsly though, the raptor is at least going to be faster for seek time (random access) due to the 10K rpm speed. The 1tb drive may be faster for sequential read/write speed due to higher bit density. So there are pluses and minuses. I'd at least use the VR for boot / os and swap file.