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Old August 2, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Default hard drive advice... please...

i think i made a mistake to buy raptor 150gb (WD1500ADFD) for 130

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misunderstood that 7k1000 is better than samsung f1

according to many hard drives...

now i am little uncertain if i misunderstood...

my goal; buy two hard drives... one for system ( game, win xp sp3 64 bit or maybe vista)... one for my works(files)/entertainment(video and pictures/storage(my collection of non-porno files))

i have two questions...


i need a good hard drive that

- can handle winxp sp3 64bit (start, run, etc), programs (you know program that you used), and games...

minimum 50 gib... i dont need a large gb such as more than 200gib except good price

- [i dont know how to say] want fastest media hard drive (to handle image viewer and VLC player)

about save my personal files for my secondary hdd... i dont care about save/copy/move/etc... i am very patient person...



right now... ncix sell f1 750gib [698gb] for 112cdn (or 1000gib for 175cdn... i rather to buy two 750gib over buy one 1000gib)


raptor is little expensive and new hard drive will beat it with new technology... or should i keep it for 130cdn?
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Old August 2, 2008, 01:56 PM
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I'd keep the Raptor for OS drive, and pick up 1 or 2 WD 640GB drives for $79 each. They are the fastest 7200rpm drive out there right now.
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Raptors are useless in any day to day stuff for computers.

The only time a raptor will shine is if you find yourself transferring or working with EXTREMELY large files.

Otherwise 7200 rpm drives are your best bet.
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Old August 2, 2008, 02:08 PM
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He already owns the Raptor. Now, if you can sell it for what you paid for it, you can get a lot more storage for the same money.
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The Raptors are a very good hard drive but a bit noisy during seek access. It is good to use it as the system hard drive. I would get another pair of large 7200 rpm to run in raid configuration for video encoding and editing.

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I'd keep the Raptor for OS drive, and pick up 1 or 2 WD 640GiB drives for $79 each. They are the fastest 7200rpm drive out there right now.
hmmm about 600gb for 80cdn... ( compare to 700gb for 112)

can you please tell me the model? i will check the review the...

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Raptors are useless in any day to day stuff for computers.

The only time a raptor will shine is if you find yourself transferring or working with EXTREMELY large files.

Otherwise 7200 rpm drives are your best bet.
still can you please give me the name and model that you recommend for OS drive?

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The Raptors are a very good hard drive but a bit noisy during seek access. It is good to use it as the system hard drive. I would get another pair of large 7200 rpm to run in raid configuration for video encoding and editing.

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please again.. i need name and model for video encoding and editing ( is it called what i am talking about?)
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Old August 2, 2008, 03:41 PM
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I recommend any of the Seagate drives... the 7200.11 250g from Seagate is a single platter drive that is fast as hell for its size and makes a great OS drive.
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I recommend any of the Seagate drives... the 7200.11 250g from Seagate is a single platter drive that is fast as hell for its size and makes a great OS drive.
A 250GB platter will not come close to performing like the 320GB platter WD6400AAKS drives. For $75 it is THE drive to buy right now.

For most parts the WD6400AAKS will be a great boot drive. The Raptor is a great boot drive as well, it shines because of the fast seek times. It is throughput where it falls behind the bigger plattered drives out there. The difference between them isn't going to be huge though. If you think that the money difference is worth it, then go with the Raptor.
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Old August 2, 2008, 03:58 PM
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A 250GB platter will not come close to performing like the 320GB platter WD6400AAKS drives. For $75 it is THE drive to buy right now.

For most parts the WD6400AAKS will be a great boot drive. The Raptor is a great boot drive as well, it shines because of the fast seek times. It is throughput where it falls behind the bigger plattered drives out there. The difference between them isn't going to be huge though. If you think that the money difference is worth it, then go with the Raptor.
Have you seen the specs on the 250g drive?
If this isn't quick I don't know what is.

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Have you seen the specs on the 250g drive?
If this isn't quick I don't know what is.

Western Digital's Caviar SE16 640GB hard drive - The Tech Report - Page 6

The WD6400AAKS creams almost all competition. It just isn't possible for a 250GB/platter drive to hang with the big 320GB+ boys. Sequential writes or not.

Seagate now is releasing 320GB+ plattered drives, but the availability just isn't there now. The Sansung F1 1TB drives are also amazing, but recently their price went up significantly. You can now buy 2 WD6400AAKS' for less than the one F1.
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