36gb WD 10k should i get it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by trainguy77, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have found a WD 10k SATA 36gb drive for $90 CDN i might be able to talk him into a little less for it. Now currently I have a 160gb boot drive, and a 320gb data drive. Of the 160gb drive 39gb are used, but a good bit of that is applications. Is it worth the money? Would you suggest I make it the boot drive? I have 20gb of applications so the system is 19gb. Would it be better to make it the system then put the applications on one of the other drives? or should i put the applications on this 36gb 10k?

    OR should i just not buy it? I wasn't in the market for a 10k until i saw it and thought maybe i should pick it up. Your thoughts? Does it help performance alot?
     
  2. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    too small

    try and find a 74 or a 150.

    the 10K is worth it tho :)
     
  3. Antonwalkerv2.0 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 150gb 10k and it is awsome. 36 is just to small
     
  4. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    One thing Apple should use the 10k HDD from WD
     
  5. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah trick is this guy only has the 36 gb for this price. Only reason i am thinking of buying this 10k is because the price.:rolleyes:
     
  6. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of curiosity, why would anyone get a 10k drive if they could just get 2 7200rpm drives and raid 0 them? Sure, the fail rate would be twice as much but it would be pretty cheap and the capacity would be much higher.
     
  7. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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  8. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Two reasons one, takes two drive bays. Second as you said twice the failure rate I personally think its not worth the trouble and risk. Also i don't like software raid makes things alot less versatile. When I do RAID I go hardware RAID or non at all.:p
     
  9. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Use it as the boot drive. I bought 2 36GB Raptors the day they came out on the retail market and configured them in a RAID 0. The speed, even with just one drive, is amazing coming from 7200RPM hard drives.
     
  10. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    Raptor 10Ks are good, but it's never worth the extra cash, especially for 36GB.

    I think you can get like 300-500GB hard drives with $90 now, and it's definitely worth more than having something that will find your data 4 seconds faster.

    If you're a gamer, go for it, but make sure that you have a beefy HD for storing the games, and put save files on the 10K raptor.
     

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