[QUOTE=Dee-27;2139356]Thanks for the insight and the replies.
First of all. a RAID setup is not possible, i don’t have the room in the case for extra hard drives (it’s full of DVD burners) i also don’t need more storage capacity.
It’s more or less a straight choice of a VelociRaptor or an SSD drive.
If i decide to get a VelociRaptor, i will probably partition the drive to something like 100GB for the boot/OS and leave 200GB for the second partition. If i chose a SSD, it will only accommodate the OS and install files.
From what reviews i have read, because of the much faster access times, the VelociRaptor won’t just save a few seconds in real world use, it’s much faster than any normal desktop drive. Fast SSD drives are again very much faster in the real world every day computing tasks than any hard drive. The problem is the cost of good SSD drives.[/QUOTE]
This post surprises me.
Because the VelociRaptor isn’t that much faster than a standard drive.
OK the Access times times are.
But sustained read/write are only a fraction (if that) up.
So while a program might initialise quicker (difference @ best a few milliseconds). The actual running of said program would definitely be only marginally quicker if at all.
RAID0 is far quicker as it enables you to (in effect) read & write @ the same time.
For the money (SSD is much more), perhaps true SCSI should be where to look.
You’ll have to have a free PCI slot for the controller.
Of course a SCSI HDD.
This would likely cost a tad more than the VelociRaptor.
But mean single drive that can read/write simultaneously.