WD raptor question

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  1. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I have an abit av8 mb and a samsung spinpoint ata133 8mb 120gb drive now. I was wondering if getting a 74gb raptor for my windows/gaming drive would be good or if it wouldn't make a difference. i have a feeling that it's only the vide card/processor that can slow down games?
     
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    On any new machine the bottleneck is always the HDD, so its always good to go with a 10k RPM drive if your budget allows it, and yes you will notice a difference. You can always use your other Samsung HDD as a secondary and just store data on it.
     
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    So you think that installing a raptor will increase my fps? Or will it just improve load times and stuff?

    If I were to get it, is there any diff between the 36 and 74? And would it be best to just install windows/games/programs on the raptor and keep data on the other HDD or should I keep programs on the other HDD too and JUST games+windows on the raptor?
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    it will improve functions that use the hard drive, i.e. loading your game levels/textures, etc. Your FPS is all processor/memory/graphics card. The only difference betwewen the 36 and 74 is the size. Speed wise, they are the same. To take advantage of the HD speed, keep your OS, heavier programs, and swap file on it. It will make a big improvement in your system's performance.
     
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    I dunno, I've heard the 74 is actually faster than the 36
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    same RPM's, same seek time, same buffer. That doesn't make any sense to me. :dunno:

    EDIT: aparently the newer 74gb raptors are .7ms faster than the 36gb. My bad. Will you notice the difference? prolly not.
     
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    The 74GB raptor is faster than the 36GB, all benchmarks prove it. Will you notice the difference? I don't know.
     
  8. Goonigoogoo

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    Increase FPS, hmmm not sure, i doubt it, but it will increase load times. Install you OS and games on a raptor and all other data ( i.e. porn:naughty: ) on your 7200RPM drive. And yes the 74 is faster than the 36.
     
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    will not affect FPS -- but load times should go down. The cost:performance ratio isn't there.
     

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