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    Which Raptor

    I'm ditching my 250gb WD drive for a Raptop, space isnt an issue as I'll still have 3x250Gb's and 2x 500Gb drives so its all down to out and out speed.

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    What will you be using the drive for?

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    Boot drive for XP, thats all that'll go on it, games are installed on another drive, swap file is also on a different drive so this will litterly just have the os/installed apps on it.

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    Get two 36Gb in RAID 0 if you're really not bothered about disk space and price isn't an option (or 75Gb if you think you might need it).

    I've gone from a 2x75Gb in RAID 0 to 1x150Gb (raptors all) and I haven't really noticed a huge amount of difference...but I double my ram, so everything seems pretty nippy.

    But if you don't fancy raid then stick with 1x75Gb since the price difference over the 36 is negligable, and it'd just as quick. The seek time or some such will be noticeably longer* since the disk is bigger, but that's the price you pay.





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    Currently looking at the WD 740 ADFD drive but its only sata 150?!
    No Sata300 raptors yet?

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    Ahh cheers..

    So, 74gb Raptor it is then, will add some RAM to the order as well to see if I can OC a bit more, might look into swapping the board out for something that supports 1333fsb as well...
    Only downside is I'm limited to ebuyer atm...

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