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    single raptor or raid 0 array

    okay i need to get a new hard drive for a pc i am building, what would be the best option to go with at the moment a new raptor or a couple of new drives in a raid 0 array
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    to be honest it depends on what your going to use it for imo

    if its gonna be your primary drive with your OS on it then i would opt for the raptor - possibly a 150Gb if you have the money for one - £227.94 @scan

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=346043

    if its primarily a storage drive then id be more inclined to go for the cheaper option of maybe 2x300GB in RAID 0
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    My personal recommendation would be a small Raptor (36 or 74GB) for Windows and then something like a 250GB Samsung Spinpoint or Hitatchi Deskstar for storage.

    Raptors don't make a huge difference in terms of games - it's with general Windows use, programs like Photoshop, and system scans (adware, viruses etc.) that they really shine through.

    It really depends on what you plan to use the system for?
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    Thanks its going to be my primary drive with win xp on it and another drive for apps & games

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    RAPTOR

    It IS worth puting your favourite games on the Raptor too they will load a tad quicker.

    But for all your gigs of photos, films etc...use a large cheapo as stated. Spinpoints do seem to get good reviews at the mo

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