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 Post subject: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Hi, I would like to ask for some advice on optional purchase of 150GB Velociraptor WD1600HLFS - I can get it for equivalent of ~40 USD. Basically I would use it as a drive for TEMP folders and maybe game files - for now I use 1-platter 320GB Samsung F4 for that purpose. SSD is used for system and applications, and all routine traffic generators are optimized to save life of flash memory (SWAP file turned off etc.). If I would get one I would keep Games on HDD and main purpose for VR would be cache as this is where low access time would be most beneficial. Does it make sense? Or better to grab some cheap SSD for that purpose - but that would be either totally low end or used one....

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 Post subject: Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:54 am 
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From a noise perspective you will want to be careful. That Velociraptor will not be as quiet as your existing hard disk. If noise matters, go for SSD and it will also be faster in the real world. It might sound silly but deleting some stuff is often the best option. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:46 pm 
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You might even consider setting up a 2-4GB RAM disk for TEMP, unless you often need to have more space than that for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Thank you - I think I pass on that - to risky on quiet front. I've dreamed of these drive years ago but now... I'll look for small used ssd for that. Probably not sandforce :)

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 Post subject: Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:44 am 
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Yorick wrote:
Thank you - I think I pass on that - to risky on quiet front. I've dreamed of these drive years ago but now... I'll look for small used ssd for that. Probably not sandforce :)


Curious. Why don't u prefer SF? These stand for being reliable and showcase very fast performance (FYI, I own Intel ) May I know what caused you to say so?


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 Post subject: Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
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SF22XY controllers came to the reputation of dying prematurely. Especially some bad OCZ QS managment with surprisingly much customers complaining got the Sf ones a bad press.

INTEL SF SSD should be in another league regarding stability and failure rate.


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 Post subject: Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
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For $40 I'd buy more memory if my OS supports it and just turn off the swap file.

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