Forgive me if this discussion has already taken place somewhere but I haven't found it anywhere as it relates to the newer Sata 3 Velociraptors. I am building a new system and am going to go with:
Intel 160GB SSD for OS
Asus P6X58D-E MOBO (uses Sata 3)
12 GB RAM
(yes, my wife works for Intel so I get the nice chip and SSD for a lot less than I could normally afford )
I know this has been discussed in great detail but I still don't have an answer to which is preferable when considering scratch disk performance. I understand the risks involved with RAID0, capacity and the $/Gb differences, etc, but I am only considering performance in this comparison. My main use is Premiere, After Effects and 3Ds Max.
2 x WD RE3 750GB Enterprise drives (7,200) in RAID 0
1 x Sata III (6Gb/s) Velociraptor 600GB
Thanks for any help
Definitely the WD Raid0, but I would opt for the RE4. It is likely to outperform a single Velociraptor by around 30% or more.
The new Velociraptors are faster than the older generation, but not by much.