Hard Drive predicament

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  1. fanatic

    fanatic BC2 needs more barrell roll

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    I'm going to be getting another hard drive for my computer around Christmas time, and I'm kinda split as to what I want. It's between a 10k rpm 36.7 gig raptor, or a SATA 2.0 160 gig. I know the raptor will be faster, but what kind of speed increase will I be seeing?

    I currently have just a Seagate SATA 160 gig hard drive with about 55 gigs left. It's not like I'm in need of a lot of storage space, but it's always nice to have a lot of space if you need it, so that's the reason why I'm torn between the two.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Get the 74GB Raptor. Its faster than the 36GB one. Make that your boot/apps drive and keep the 160 for storage.
     
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    fanatic BC2 needs more barrell roll

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    Price is part of the problem. The 74 gig is about $65 dollars more (on newegg), unless I find a discount around Christmas time. I'm also going to be purchasing another gig of RAM around that time, so I'm already around $200 dollars and the less I can get it the better.

    If I got the 36 gig it'd only be for Windows and other main programs, in which currently I only have a combined 15 gigs for my Windows and Program Files folder. One question I need to ask as well, does the 36.7 gigs include the size you lose when you format it to NTFS or will you lose another 5 gigs or so?
     

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