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Old July 6, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to know if the Raptors are worth their performance? Is it possible to load Windows onto a SSD and save all my other stuff like game, music and others on a, lets say 320GB 7200rpm hard drive? I don't plan to spend a lot on a hard drive, about $100 is my budget. I do not really use a lot of space for my stuff, since I don't have much anyways. And how big(in gigabytes) is windows vista home? I do not know much about hard drives, I am a CPU/GPU person, so I am seeking your advice!

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Old July 6, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to know if the Raptors are worth their performance? Is it possible to load Windows onto a SSD and save all my other stuff like game, music and others on a, lets say 320GB 7200rpm hard drive? I don't plan to spend a lot on a hard drive, about $100 is my budget. I do not really use a lot of space for my stuff, since I don't have much anyways. And how big(in gigabytes) is windows vista home? I do not know much about hard drives, I am a CPU/GPU person, so I am seeking your advice!

Thanks guys
Check out this review and specifically look at the comparison between the Velociraptor and the SSD's. Most ppl here run their OS from the SSD and use a fast HDD for storage. There's a big 'but' though, SSD is still fairly expensive compared to HDD. A Vista install is usually around 15Gb but can go very quickly to 25Gb, so you'll find that a 32Gb OS drive is too small. Look at least for a 64Gb or 128Gb
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Or 2 32gb SSD's in Raid 0. No matter what, you'll still need a storage drive.
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Check out this review and specifically look at the comparison between the Velociraptor and the SSD's. Most ppl here run their OS from the SSD and use a fast HDD for storage. There's a big 'but' though, SSD is still fairly expensive compared to HDD. A Vista install is usually around 15Gb but can go very quickly to 25Gb, so you'll find that a 32Gb OS drive is too small. Look at least for a 64Gb or 128Gb
um...thanks for replying but um, wheres the review?
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And forget the Raptor. a WD black is near the same performance these days.
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um...thanks for replying but um, wheres the review?
It is there...
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And forget the Raptor. a WD black is near the same performance these days.
you are correct, thanks for pointing that out
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Check out this review and specifically look at the comparison between the Velociraptor and the SSD's. Most ppl here run their OS from the SSD and use a fast HDD for storage. There's a big 'but' though, SSD is still fairly expensive compared to HDD. A Vista install is usually around 15Gb but can go very quickly to 25Gb, so you'll find that a 32Gb OS drive is too small. Look at least for a 64Gb or 128Gb
Yeah vista takes about 20gb if you optimize it to not use as much space. Unsure about 7 though
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second everything that squeetard said best bang for buck. 2x ssd's and 1 seagate 640 cuda. (jmo)
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