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Old 12-14-11, 06:11 PM   #13
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Default Re: What would you do with a Raptor?

Mute point now....I had serious comparability issues with this Raptor and my system and could not get it to work properly. I'm back with a fresh Win7 install on my original configuration.
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Old 12-14-11, 06:17 PM   #14
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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
This ^^

I've had a pair of 74GB raptors in RAID 0 and it didn't seem to make any difference over the 320GB seagates I had prior. I could see maybe a 2 second lower boot time but for just about everything else there is no noticable difference. SSDs can be similar some of the time, but there is a huge advantage on the noise front. Raptors can get kind of annoying to listen to.
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Old 12-23-11, 08:49 PM   #15
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I use my Raptor as my FSX drive. Originally used it as my OS drive but it's so f-ing loud I couldn't stand it. Just wasn't worth listening to that thing considering the minimal performance difference.
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Old 12-23-11, 09:11 PM   #16
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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...?
My Caviar Black 2TB is faster, higher capacity, and lower price than even the best raptor.

I don't know which model of Caviar Black you have, but I'd wager to guess that yours sits somewhere in the same league, especially in a raid 0 configuration, which mine is not.

Raptors had their day in the sun, but now they have passed their prime. SSD's have taken their place in that niche. I use a Vertex 3 for application space and the Caviar Black for bulk media.
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