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Seagate Barracuda ES.2 250GB Vs Velociraptor 150GB Vs Other?

by stevalsky / January 15, 2009 6:17 AM PST

I am looking at getting another hard drive for my system to run my OS and programs from. The basis for this is to increase speed. I currently have one Seagate Barracuda ES.2 250GB (32MB buffer) with one partition for programs and OS and the other partition for Storage. I want to have two separate drives for these two purposes. I am trying to decide whether to get another Seagate Barracuda ES.2 250GB (7,200 RPM) or a 150GB Velociraptor (10,000 RPM). Both have plenty of space for my needs. Am I going to notice a huge increase in boot speed and running programs (like video editing) if I go with the Velociraptor? Considering price (about $75 for the seagate and $160 for the velociraptor), performance, and speed, which drive would I be happier with for my purposes?
Or are there any other drives that anyone would suggest for this purpose?
All Opinions are welcome.
Thanks in advance.

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