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    Question What would you do?

    Would you buy one Caviar black 1TB HDD or a VelociRaptor 300GB?

    ... and lets say you have a 320GB HDD lying aound from an old build.

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    Are you running out of hdd space? If yr not then i would say go with VelociRaptor
    If you are in dire need of hdd space and crave for speed go with Samsung F1 SpinPoint drives
    they are very quick drives too!

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    Velociraptor. Adding storage space with a big drive can be done anytime, and cheaply. Getting a superfast OS drive......cannot.

    Besides, you don't want to put all your eggs in one basket with a 1TB drive......if something goes wrong and it crashes, you lose EVERYTHING. If the Velociraptor dies, you just lose your OS; you can always reinstall programs, but you cannot replace data.

    Go with more than one drive and backup your data regularly. When something goes wrong (and it will on some level), you'll be very thankful you have a backup.

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    That's good advice. I'll go with the VelociRaptor for my OS and gaming. I can use my old 320GB to back up media.

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    Good choice!!

    With your upgrades you're gonna be rockin now!

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    I just bought a VelociRaptor 300GB for $180 shipped.

    Don't these things have like a 5 year warranty?

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    I believe so. Let us know how the new drive works out.

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    I plan to do a fresh install of Vista 64bit.. I'm currently running 32bit version. I was thinking about cloning my HDD but I read its better to do a fresh install on a new HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    I plan to do a fresh install of Vista 64bit.. I'm currently running 32bit version. I was thinking about cloning my HDD but I read its better to do a fresh install on a new HDD.
    True. You`ll see maybe a + in speed from vista 64. I had a little "boost" compared to vista 32

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    I installed Vista x64 Black edition on my VelociRaptor a few days ago and everything is a lot faster..no doubt about it! From a cold start vista loads in less than 7 seconds.

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    I own 4 of them, you will love it. There is now another choice , I was reading Maximum PC and they just tested the new Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB, they said that this drives read and write speeds approach those of the VelociRaptor for $120. It's read speed exceeded 100MB/s and sustained write speeds of 99.3MB/s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB, they said that this drives read and write speeds approach those of the VelociRaptor for $120. It's read speed exceeded 100MB/s and sustained write speeds of 99.3MB/s
    Thats nice to hear. I have had like 20 Seagates on my journey in computer world and 0 of them have broked up or never even get a single bad sector of them. And it makes very interesting when you can get alot cheaper almoust as fast hdd than raptors are

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    I am looking to buy a new desktop computer from Cyberpower PC. I am going for either a 1 terabyte SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD and buying a 120-160 gb ssd off of New Egg, or the Kingston 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk. The Kingston is $172 more than the 1 terabyte hd that comes standard. I am trying to determine if it is better to spend more money and use the 1tb as storage, and get a different ssd, or should I spend less money on the Kingston? I already have an external 1tb harddrive so actual storage space is not an issue. Is the performance of the other ssds' worth the greater price? I would appreciate any help ya'll could give me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleng View Post
    I am looking to buy a new desktop computer from Cyberpower PC. I am going for either a 1 terabyte SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD and buying a 120-160 gb ssd off of New Egg, or the Kingston 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk. The Kingston is $172 more than the 1 terabyte hd that comes standard. I am trying to determine if it is better to spend more money and use the 1tb as storage, and get a different ssd, or should I spend less money on the Kingston? I already have an external 1tb harddrive so actual storage space is not an issue. Is the performance of the other ssds' worth the greater price? I would appreciate any help ya'll could give me.
    I'd say build it yourself! It's easy, and you learn a lot.

    I wouldn't spend 174$ to go from 1 SSD to another, especially if it's going to just be an OS/game drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleng View Post
    Is the performance of the other ssds' worth the greater price? I would appreciate any help ya'll could give me.
    the larger drives have a better $:GB than the smaller ones. also there's alot of cheap ssd's on the marker that cant compete with the higher ssd's, and since you want a ssd for the performance aspect I'd say get a 128GB ssd ,pay the $350.

    also if you build your own PC you might just end up saving the cost difference of the larger drive

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