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PaiN 12-11-11 09:49 PM

What would you do with a Raptor?
 
A friend of mine gave me a new 160gb WD Raptor(nice guy, eh :D). I'm not sure what to do with it. I currently run a pair of WD Blacks in RAID 0 as my main partition with the OS, data and games, back-up to a 1Tb drive and downloads to a USB HD.
I'm not sure if the Raptor would do best as a dedicated OS drive or if I should just plunk it in as space for games?
What would you do with it...?

zoomy942 12-12-11 02:40 AM

Do you have HD videos? Streaming them off a raptor would be very smooth. Or perhaps setup virtual machines on it for experiments?

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PaiN 12-12-11 06:20 AM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zoomy942 (Post 2510065)
Do you have HD videos? Streaming them off a raptor would be very smooth. Or perhaps setup virtual machines on it for experiments?

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I don't watch HD off my PC or do "experiments" I'd need a virtual PC for.
I guess what I'm asking is if this Raptor would be significantly faster serving the OS than the RAID0 is? Would it be worth going through a reinstall and a minor rebuild to get the OS on the Raptor?

Destroy 12-12-11 10:29 AM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Use it in a retro rig to run older games that prefer/demand older hardware.

ViN86 12-12-11 10:31 AM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
*cough* sell it *cough* :D

I mean, with your current storage situation, the Raptor doesn't really fit anywhere that it would be of good use.

nekrosoft13 12-12-11 01:41 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
sell it, raptors are useless now

PaiN 12-12-11 08:19 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 2510196)
sell it, raptors are useless now

I'm not selling it....to you vultures ;)
Why are Raptors useless? I'm not buying an SSD anytime soon, its fast and free so I will find a use for it.
The only thing I need to know(or have at least an educated guess) is if an Enterprise, 32mb cache, 10k rpm Raptor is faster or not slower for the OS than on the RAID 0 with two 7.2k rpm, 16mb cache HDs..? I'd like my OS on a dedicated HD anyway.

Redeemed 12-12-11 08:39 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PaiN (Post 2510278)
I'm not selling it....to you vultures ;)
Why are Raptors useless? I'm not buying an SSD anytime soon, its fast and free so I will find a use for it.
The only thing I need to know(or have at least an educated guess) is if an Enterprise, 32mb cache, 10k rpm Raptor is faster or not slower for the OS than on the RAID 0 with two 7.2k rpm, 16mb cache HDs..? I'd like my OS on a dedicated HD anyway.

I have no idea. So try it and find out. Report back with your results.

GO! :lol:

nekrosoft13 12-12-11 09:00 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PaiN (Post 2510278)
I'm not selling it....to you vultures ;)
Why are Raptors useless? I'm not buying an SSD anytime soon, its fast and free so I will find a use for it.
The only thing I need to know(or have at least an educated guess) is if an Enterprise, 32mb cache, 10k rpm Raptor is faster or not slower for the OS than on the RAID 0 with two 7.2k rpm, 16mb cache HDs..? I'd like my OS on a dedicated HD anyway.

that would imply that someone here actually want one. i'm sorry but raptors are useless, they are not much faster then fast 7200rpm drive, and in price/performance SSD kill them

PaiN 12-12-11 09:58 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Redeemed
I have no idea. So try it and find out. Report back with your results.

I'm going too...I've been wanting do a clean install since I rebuilt on the i5, anyway.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 2510291)
and in price/performance SSD kill them

Not in my case it doesn't ...now try and argue with that :box:

Greedo 12-12-11 10:20 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
use it to save the funny gifs from the testing forum.

bob saget 12-12-11 10:23 PM

Re: What would you do with a Raptor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greedo (Post 2510308)
use it to save the funny gifs from the testing forum.

you need an SSD for those... only losers save them onto raptors. pathetic.


:p


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