[QUOTE=helsenvan;2109470]I just read about Velociraptor and yes they are fast, even faster than Raptor. But I don’t think I can shell out $270 now.
I wanted to try Raptor 150GB ($160-ish) and later maybe a second one for RAID0. So total for RAID0 will be a a few bucks higher than a single Velociraptor. I never do RAID before so I’m exited. I was thinking to get 2x Raptor 74GB just for testing, will it be faster than a single non-raid Raptor 150GB?
My current XP + all softwares in drive C is only 25GB and I have LOTS of program in it so I think I don’t need more than 150GB for drive C, that’s one more reason I’m not leaning toward Velociraptor. And I don’t do games a lot but I do video encoding some times.[/QUOTE]
The 74GB Raptors are single-platter and inherently quicker than the double-platter 150s. As to RAID-0, you won’t notice huge differences compared to a single drive EXCEPT for sustained large file transfers. Or, when burning multiple DVDs, RAID-0 will allow faster burn speeds, maybe 16x x 2. Try that with any other drive. A single Raptor, fully loaded, should allow 8-12x x 2 burns easily.