So Basically my current config is a Gigabyte ex58 UD4p, Core I7 920 (Stock Speeds), 12 Gigs GSkill DDR3 1333, Evga Superclocked GTX-570, Zalman 850 Watt PS, ASUS VE278Q. Current drives are as follows
1 WD 640G Black Boot Drive
1 WD Black 1TB data drive
1 Seagate 750G Data Drive
I just upgraded the ram from 6 to 12, the video card from a GTX260 core 216 and my display. i would like to get some more performance out of my Storage devices. I was thinking of the following options. And I am not quite ready to go to SSD as I just need to much space. My machine is a Photo processing/gaming/blu-ray encoding/home office/combo machine that has to be good at everything.LOL
1. Using another 640 WD Black(Already Have) and booting to a stripe set. (Cheapest Idea)
2. Buying a WD 600 Raptor for my boot drive
I do liike the simplicity of the single drive a lot, plus it frees up a HDD slot in my case.
What would the performance differences?
Also would the Raptor still be fast on my Sata II controller
I am also going to upgrade my data situation as i will keep the 1 TB Black byut will replace the seagate with either the WD Black 2TB or the samsung 2TB Spinrite F3