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SATA II or Raptor 10k?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Phunky, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. Phunky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2003

    Posts: 1,162

    Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

    im after a new hard drive just for running XP off, now i was going to get a Raptor 36gb soley for the fact that it 10k RPM and should help increase load times a little.

    But for the price i could get a fairly large SATA 1/II drive now i know a SATA II drive aint really that much faster but would i be seeing much improvement in load times?

    basicly this is for CS Source and for the odd bit of video editing and DVD Authoring that i do.

    Im just not sure what to do, i want better load time but more space would be nice :)
     
  2. kinggost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,860

    Location: Nottingham

    wil you ever fill the space in you hdd now or wil it take you ages if it will get the raptor there wkd
     
  3. ken1307

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Sep 2004

    Posts: 2,304

    Location: City of Rain

    get 2x Hitachi 7k80 and RAID0 them ;) same price as an 36GB Raptor but way faster in RAID with NCQ, SATA2..etc and 150GB space :cool:
     
  4. kinggost

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,860

    Location: Nottingham

    i only went for the raptor because less messing less to go wrong may be it is faster by how much and would you notice
     
  5. Phunky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2003

    Posts: 1,162

    Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

    I will always need more disk space, currently have about 40gb left which i could quite easy use up within a week. But then if i wasnt last and burnt of some stuff i could free up 100gb or so.

    I only have 1 space SATA-II slot so cant really go for a raid setup without removing on of my current HDD's and there only on SATA-I slots.

    It will mainly be for increasing game loading time (CS Source) and a bit of video/dvd editing.

    Im just unsure the price will justify the slight speed increase
     
  6. LordVader

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 751

    Location: Leicester

    I would go for raptor, i have used most SATA II drive and all of them have been slower than my raptor.

    It depends on how much space you need. I have got a 74Gig raptor and ok it gets close to filled sometimes but only when i have some images to burn. I can never personally understand ppl who need 500Gig space as thats A HELL of alot of data (Apart from in a media center maybe)
     
  7. Phunky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2003

    Posts: 1,162

    Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

    Yeah ive just got hold of a 74gb Raptor from the Member Market for £75

    I need lots of space, never have enuff! Just going to split the Raptor 60gb for OS/Apps and 14gb just for Steam
     
  8. darkblade

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Nov 2005

    Posts: 801

    Member Market...? Was this just someone contacting you advising they have 2nd hand drive for sale? Or am I missing something?
     
  9. Phunky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2003

    Posts: 1,162

    Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

    No one went up for sale this morning and i snapped it up straight away :D
     
  10. Messiah Khan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands


    You can access the members market once you have at least 250 posts and have been a member for at least 3 months. Very usefull place to pick up cheap hardware.