What is faster/more effective?

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  1. Panacea
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    If they're the same price, I'd go for the SSD's regardless of performance. Raptors are loud and annoying.
     
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    SSD's are a lot more expensive.

    And the Raptors I have in my machine are quiet and never gone down on me.
     
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    I have 1 VelociRaptor and it's loud and annoying. I once had 4 Raptors and it was unbearable. I'm outgrowing 150GB, so I'll probably stick in a cheap 500GB.
     
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    never heard of the first, stick with what you KNOW to be good IMO, unless there are some sick reviews for it.
     
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    You have to be living under a rock if you've never heard of SSD's.
     
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    Spoke to someone in sales at scan and they said they're going to be getting the newer OCZ Vertex Series SSDs, they're a little more expensive (£735.99 each for the 250GB), but definitely worth it, they read up to 250mb/s, write up to 160mb/s and have a access time of less than 1ms.

    Decided I'm gonna roll with 2 of them.
     
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    736 for a 250 gig hard drive ... that is just ummmm stupid unless you didnt type the price in correct or something
     
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    I know of solid state drives, but have not heard of the OCZ ones, versus all the things I have heard of raptor drives.

    well if you have the money its fine, but I will say that unless you have a good HD your gimping your computer.

    also 736 is in euros...probably a lot more in US currency I imagine. I wouldn't pay for those, given the advancement of technology, but...if you have the money...
     
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    ya im fine with my sata drives i have
    and its even more expensive cuz its a british pound not even a euro

    all that for what like 2ms quicker loading of a map? i dunno if you have the money go for it haha or send me some money :)
     
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    Works out at about $2,200 for a pair of em, quite expensive but definitely worth it.

    Raptor - Reads up to 140mb/s, writes up to 140mb/s and has a 4.2MS access time.

    OCZ Vertex - Reads up to 200mb/s, writes up to 160mb/s and has a less than 1MS access time.

    Combined with RAID and the results are astonishing.
     
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    What is all this talk about Raptors being loud? I don't even hear mine, and its mounted in an Iceybox in one of the cd drive bays (aka closer to me and less sound barrier...ish)
     
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    The only problem I've heard with SSD's is that they can become subject to stuttering. When they get too many read/write commands coming at them, their controller chips start to freak out and can't decide what to do (stuttering). Intel makes a new SSD with an improved controller chip that fixes the problem, but it is like $700 for 20gb or something. Every other SSD uses either 1 or 2 J-micron controllers (the ones subject to stuttering). The good SSDs use two of those controllers to limit the amount of stuttering.

    If you want a cost effective solution, use a single SSD for loading your OS and games; and use this for general storage. Many people tend to do that now.
     

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