Western Digital Raptor...

By MetalX
Jun 26, 2007
  1. If I were to get one of Western Digital's Raptor 10,000RPM hard drives, I was wondering what I should put on it.

    The one I may get will likely be the 36GB, possibly the 74, but there is no chance that it will be the 150. In addition to this, I plan to buy a 320GB hard drive for additional storage.

    But what sort of things would I put on the Raptor? I'm guessing putting Windows on it would decrease boot times, and I suppose I should put games that have incredibly long loading times so that they can load faster.

    Really, I just want to clarify that this would be the proper use of the drive, and whether or not it is worth the insane $:GB ratio for the performance benefits.

    Or should I just buy a 320GB and a 500GB?
  2. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    Not having ever owned something that zoomed like 10K RPM, I would guess that the extra 2,800 RPM wouldn't make the extra money worthwhile. It's still not filling the SATA throughput cap of 3GB/s. Not a bleedin' chance.

    Tell me if I'm wrong here, I'm just taking a stab at it.
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Yeah, that's what I thought. I am leaning toward getting 2 high capacity 7200RPM drives...
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