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Boot drive: 80gb 10k velociraptor or 7200 1tb for $60?

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July 6, 2010 2:42:08 AM

I was trying to determine what is a better use of $60 for a new boot drive, an 80gb 10,000 rpm velociraptor (SATA2, 3 GB/SEC), or a 7200 rpm 1 tb sata2 seagate barracuda?

I have a sata 2 mobo and will have two other 1 tb drives. Primary usage= video editing.
July 7, 2010 6:26:28 PM

idic5 said:
I was trying to determine what is a better use of $60 for a new boot drive, an 80gb 10,000 rpm velociraptor (SATA2, 3 GB/SEC), or a 7200 rpm 1 tb sata2 seagate barracuda?

I have a sata 2 mobo and will have two other 1 tb drives. Primary usage= video editing.



THis chart I came across indicates that the 10k drive is not as fast as some 1 gb 7200 rpms and thus it would not be a wise investment to buy a 10k drive over a 7.2k if speed is the major factor.

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd_lookup.php?cpu=WD...

does anyone know how reliable this performance data is? any other reliable benchmarks?
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