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    About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    So my drive has filled up and I'm seeking a new system drive to split it up.

    Anybody tell me why I shouldn't just go and buy a velociraptor?
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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Becaus there is a very real chance you won't actually notice a significant speed increase except in certain circumstances. But is that in itself worth the extra cash?
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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    They are quite expensive and reasonably loud for not that much of a performance boost, but it is still a performance boost nonetheless. Are you sure you don't want to get a SSD for the system drive like the OCZ Vertex for a little bit more money?

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Give me the money, that'll stop you, failing that just buy a Vertex.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Either go for all-out performance and get an SSD, or get a normal HDD and a new graphics card - that should stop that money burning a hole in your pocket

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Probably worth buying a couple of the (relatively) cheap Samsung SSDs that Novatech keep putting on special offer and RAID-0 them instead.

    Should be a lot more of a WOW factor then a raptor.
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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Probably worth buying a couple of the (relatively) cheap Samsung SSDs that Novatech keep putting on special offer and RAID-0 them instead.

    Should be a lot more of a WOW factor then a raptor.
    Dont these still have the stuttering problem?

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker1986 View Post
    Dont these still have the stuttering problem?

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    No, the Samsung uses different controllers. And AFAIK Samsung SSD don't suffer from the stuttering problem.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    You could always buy my 75GB Raptor for a third of the price and get 99% of the same performance.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    OCZ Vertex

    "Offering your notebook or desktop system the incredible benefits of flash-based storage, the OCZ Apex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new internal RAID 0 architecture, updated controller design, and speedy 230MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds."

    OMG!!!!!!

    When these babies drop in price I will be all over them.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by djglenn View Post
    OCZ Vertex

    "Offering your notebook or desktop system the incredible benefits of flash-based storage, the OCZ Apex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new internal RAID 0 architecture, updated controller design, and speedy 230MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds."

    OMG!!!!!!

    When these babies drop in price I will be all over them.
    Might be checking out what controller the Vertex series uses. I own a Core V1 series from OCZ and that suffers from the stuttering problem.

    Some of the higher ended (read: more expensive) use the better controller. I think the one to avoid is JMicron Controller, read the fantastic article at AnandTech for a proper understanding of SSDs. Real eye opener.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    The Vertex doesn't use the JMicron controller.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    The Vertex doesn't use the JMicron controller.
    Just quickly skimming through the AnandTech article and it says the Vertex does use the JMicron controller, but with new firmware that resolves the stuttering issue?

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Price per GB.

    Save your money.

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    if you're wanting the Velociraptor for speed, just go for SSD. the random access times make programs open much much faster.
    the boot up time for W7 isn't much less than my last RAID0 with 2 mechanical drives but the access times for programs and games and stuff is amazing.
    when i went between my netbook and my PC i didn't notice a HUGE difference, but now i have the SSDs i go on my netbook and it feels incredibly sluggish now.

    SSD FTW

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    Re: About to buy a velociraptor, somebody stop me :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Just quickly skimming through the AnandTech article and it says the Vertex does use the JMicron controller, but with new firmware that resolves the stuttering issue?
    I note you're skimming, but you've jumped to an incorrect conclusion. It uses an Indilinx controller. If you've not got much time, the final page should explain it all concisely.

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