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New gaming drive advice 150gig 10krpm dead

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March 12, 2012 7:00:55 AM

Hey guys. Ill make this quick

Currently have a ssd as my boot drive 64gig
I also have a 10krpm 150gig drive with all my games installed on it
A 2TB drive external
And a 500gig 7200rpm drive

My 10krpm has died
I want to get something too fill this gap and cant decide what to buy either a ssd with less space or another 10krpm drve
My choices

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 32MB 600GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Series SATA III 2.5" SSD 120GB

Or any other advice
a b G Storage
March 12, 2012 7:11:50 AM

Get the SSD, I went from raptors to an SSD and there is no comparison. I love my crucial m4.
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a b G Storage
March 12, 2012 7:29:25 AM

Definately get the SSD, you will probably pay less and have a much faster drive.
I have a Vertex 3 myself, there's no camparisson to any mechanical drive.
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a b G Storage
March 12, 2012 7:41:11 AM

Yeap the SSD is the one. Like Tokencode I went from Raptors to a Crucial M4 and there is no comparison. The Raptors make ideal video editing scratch drives though.
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a b G Storage
March 12, 2012 11:18:28 AM

I wouldn't really consider the raptors as a choice anymore. If you need absolute speed then the ssd seems like the best option, if you do have a need for more space i would probably go with any standard 7200 rpm drive rather then bothering with the raptors.
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a b G Storage
March 12, 2012 6:44:46 PM

The Raptors are ideal for scratch drives as they are fast and have capacity. It is a niche they fit into well. For just about anything else I would use 7200 RPM drives and 5400 RPM for external drives.
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