[qanda]This thread is about the Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS - hard drive - 300 GB - SATA-300. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have been thinking of getting a really fast drive for to use as my Windows Vista 64bit OS install drive.
The WD VelociRaptor seems to give the best performance for sustained data rate transfers and, the fastest access times, among traditional HDD. The only problem is the price, Â£189
I’ve also been looking at SSD drives. The OCZ Core V2 drives are among the cheapest, but like most MLC based SSD drives at the moment, they use a JMicron controller which appears to have serious performance issues when writing random data.
Is the WD VelociRaptor the better choice, or is there other drives which can compete with its performance? Keep in mind, this drive will only need to have enough space to accommodate the OS and installed applications, data files will be stored on another drive.
Let’s have your views, thanks.