Which one of these hard drives would you recommend:
Samsung SpinPointF1 1000GB, 7200rpm, 32MB cache, SATA-300 ($300 est.)
Western Digital Raptor 150GB, 10000rpm, 16MB cache, SATA-150 ($179 est.)
Online @ tomshardware.com, the majority of the benchmarks were ruling in favor of the samsung, but i don't get that!! how did the 7.2k disk beat the 10k disk on most of the benchmarks. Many people who review the raptor claim that it's a waste of cash, and the performance is not much compared to the samsung and related drives!! but, the raptor does beat the samsung in access time and vista start up time (which isn't showing on the benchmarks and other's reviews). Has the time come for the 7200rpm disks to out-speed the 10k raptors? Please recommend one and EXPLAIN WHY. thanks for those who can help.