Hi, I asked awhile ago about how to move to a new hard drive and now I'm having trouble deciding on what to move to. Or if it's even worth moving at all.
Current hard drive: Western Digital Caviar 300GB
This is my boot drive. It's rated as 5.9 on the WEI but I have no idea how useful this measurement is, I had a search on this forum and someone got a score of 5.9 with a 300GB VelociRaptor (here: Best Windows Experience Index - Hard Drive?
With a drive like that would I actually get any performance increase? It seems as though you should do, but WEI suggests otherwise?
I've searched online but much of the information about HDD's seems contradictory.
"Make no mistake, a 10,000 RPM drive will have an enormous impact on boot time and application load times." Speed up your PC - Fit a 10,000 RPM system drive | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com
"This means that PC enthusiasts are paying twice the money for a slower hard drive with a quarter of the storage capacity!" (on high RPM drives) How higher RPM hard drives rip you off | George Ou | ZDNet.com
"With a price of £220, this disk is over nine times more expensive per gigabyte than our best buy, and not really any faster." (Regarding VelociRaptor vs Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 1TB) http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/labs/249812/western-digital-velociraptor-300gb.html
And loads of places saying that the VelociRaptor is good but expensive.
My motherboard is an Asus P5QL-E, though I have no idea if this is a limiting factor for data transfer to HDD's or not.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.