I am planning on buying a new hard drive in the next few days. I presently have the WD Raptor 36 gig 10,000 rpm model. Looking around online it seems that $109 is the going price for this drive.
The question is, should I buy another 36 gig raptor for $109 or buy the 74 gig Raptor for $150 ish range? I plan to use Raid 0 on them for increased performance. I know if I get the larger HD I will loose the space on it beyond my origional HDs 36 gigs. That is 38 gigs lost space but that would allow me to buy another 74 gig raptor later and raid them and use the 36 for non speed essential storage.
I really dont need the space, only about 16 gigs of 36 used now on this drive, I just want a faster HD combo and this seems like the direction to go. Or I should buy a non raptor and no raid? Any suggestions?