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Old 12-11-11, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default What would you do with a Raptor?

A friend of mine gave me a new 160gb WD Raptor(nice guy, eh ). 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...?
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Old 12-12-11, 01:40 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-12-11, 05:20 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 12-12-11, 09:29 AM   #4
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Use it in a retro rig to run older games that prefer/demand older hardware.
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Old 12-12-11, 09:31 AM   #5
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*cough* sell it *cough*

I mean, with your current storage situation, the Raptor doesn't really fit anywhere that it would be of good use.
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Old 12-12-11, 12:41 PM   #6
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sell it, raptors are useless now
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Old 12-12-11, 07:19 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-12-11, 07:39 PM   #8
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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.

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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
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Old 12-12-11, 08:58 PM   #10
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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.

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and in price/performance SSD kill them
Not in my case it doesn't ...now try and argue with that
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use it to save the funny gifs from the testing forum.
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use it to save the funny gifs from the testing forum.
you need an SSD for those... only losers save them onto raptors. pathetic.


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