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H3avyM3tal
07-01-08, 04:04 AM
Should be here this week!

What should I make of it? A system only or games too?
Also, if system only than why?

crainger
07-01-08, 04:15 AM
A WD Velociraptor is a high speed 10 000 rpm hard disk drive made by Western Digital. It was created in response to new high capacity 7200 rpm appearing that were faster than the old WD Raptors. The Velociraptor differs from other hard disk drives in that it is in a 2.5" size, yet too think for use in a notebook PC and that it must be used in a heatsink to avoid overheating. Removal of this heatsink voids the warranty.

Due to the size and speed of the Velociraptor, most users should choose to install system and games onto the one hard drive. Ideally 2 drives would be used, one for operating system and one for games. Or create a RAID 0 array and install everything on that array.

Hows that? ::D:

qube
07-01-08, 05:41 AM
you got it all cringer

H3avyM3tal
07-01-08, 09:12 AM
Heh, I think I will use it for both OS and games than...
Not going to waste all that space away :)

Thanks Crainger!

crainger
07-01-08, 04:21 PM
Anything to help. ::D:

H3avyM3tal
07-05-08, 07:15 AM
I have another question.

How should I divide the drive? Should I make a partition for each OS and another for games, or just make 2 partitions for OS and the games that will go with them?

qube
07-05-08, 07:46 AM
one big disc

Destroy
07-05-08, 08:43 AM
one big disc

Really? Any particular reason why? Makes it more cluttered and difficult for Ghosting or backups.

I'd make 1 partition of about 50Gigs for OS and some most used programs, then the rest of the disk a 2nd partition for game installs, data, and other programs.

H3avyM3tal
07-05-08, 09:26 AM
That means I should make 1 partition each for XP and Vista, and then 1 more for games and such. That would leave my 250Gb HD for most other stuff...

Damn...

Greasy
07-06-08, 02:11 PM
Really? Any particular reason why? Makes it more cluttered and difficult for Ghosting or backups.


I always do one big disk too. I've dealt with too many crappy installers in the past that try to allways apply the patch to c:\prog files\...

As for backups that's not a big deal with either method. If I ghost a drive I do so before I install any software. Just the bare OS and drivers.

Badboy_12345
07-07-08, 02:58 AM
I have another question.

How should I divide the drive? Should I make a partition for each OS and another for games, or just make 2 partitions for OS and the games that will go with them?

partitions? on a raptor?
hell no

NO NO NO NO and NO!

one big drive!

dammit dont destroy a beauty like the velocyraptor

AngelGraves13
07-07-08, 03:48 AM
300 GB isn't a lot of space.

verncat
07-07-08, 12:15 PM
I just bought 3 (to replace 4 Raptor 150's) and run them in raid 0 on an Areca 1210 8X raid card. They are screamin' fast and silent, compared to the 150's. Just had to tell someone other than the wife, because she could care less!!!

Destroy
07-09-08, 02:22 PM
I just bought 3 (to replace 4 Raptor 150's) and run them in raid 0 on an Areca 1210 8X raid card. They are screamin' fast and silent, compared to the 150's. Just had to tell someone other than the wife, because she could care less!!!

Jeez, those must really fly. Post some HDTach or HDTune screens already!! :)

Lith1um
07-11-08, 12:18 PM
For single drive systems I like having games and o.s on one partition, and files storage on another partition. That way I can quickly defrag the running part of my system without having to wait for stored files to defrag. It makes daily life a bit faster when you want a quick defrag.