VISTA - Which hard drive ?

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#1 Posted by DBROWN9 (933 posts) -
Picking up Vista tomorrow .

I already use a Maxtor diamondmax 10 SATA 1 250gb hard drive. I play mainly games and find that with xp and the 127gb limit, C drive is usually full. I also have a second slave drive.

I was thinking about getting a 150gb western digital raptor but they are very expensive at £150 and although they are the fastest drives out there, I am not sure the increased perfomance is justified by the high price tag. Should I therefore keep my exising drive or buy a 320gb sata II drive such as an hitachi deskstar ? Or would I be mad not to get a Raptor ?

Advice please .

Thanks
#2 Posted by _0V3RKI11_ (2267 posts) -
The 131GB limit is only with the original XP or previous. If you have SP1 or SP2 and now Vista, you can reformat and get the full 250GB.
#3 Posted by DBROWN9 (933 posts) -
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#4 Posted by 9mmSpliff (21747 posts) -
The 131GB limit is only with the original XP or previous. If you have SP1 or SP2 and now Vista, you can reformat and get the full 250GB._0V3RKI11_
Hes right. Infact you can partition the HDD to have 150gb for XP and 100gb for Vista. Alpha Omega has done this.