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Old 04-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2xRAID vs High Performance Drive

Raid 0 Ftw (in this scenario)

Good luck
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Get 4 small drives, an get a RAID1+0 Array! Stripe and Mirror!
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Get 4 small drives, an get a RAID1+0 Array! Stripe and Mirror!
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Get 4 small drives, an get a RAID1+0 Array! Stripe and Mirror!
cost... he only has $110
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Default Re: 2xRAID vs High Performance Drive

x4 RAID 0: Caviar Blue 80gb Sata II 8mb Cache

$157


Is it Worth it?
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Default Re: 2xRAID vs High Performance Drive

i thought your budget was $110??

I wouldn't get the 4 drives....

If your not worried about your data, do a nice Raid 0 setup with two nice drives for all out speed, simple and effective

Like these 500GB caviar blacks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

or the seagate 7200.12's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395
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i like that seagate 7200.12 The caviar blacks seem to have a bigger cache though. But i've been looking online and that 7200.12 is the newest generation of hard drives released (1/20/09) and idk maybe its a better choice?
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i like that seagate 7200.12 The caviar blacks seem to have a bigger cache though. But i've been looking online and that 7200.12 is the newest generation of hard drives released (1/20/09) and idk maybe its a better choice?
I would take the WD black over the 7200.12

http://techreport.com/articles.x/15363/1

The only complaints i'm hearing on the black is its a bit noisy...
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what about wd's RE3 series? are those worth paying extra for?

btw Im planning on buying a hard drive tonight
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what about wd's RE3 series? are those worth paying extra for?

btw Im planning on buying a hard drive tonight
This is from Toms on the RE3

WDs RE3 is an Application Drive

The new RAID Edition 3 (RE3) drive from Western Digital was more convincing to us for use as a system drive. Although it is limited to a 110 MB/s throughput, we consider this still sufficient today. The real strength of the RE3 drive is its very quick access time and high I/O performance, which beats the entire 7,200 RPM hard drive competition and leads to nice levels in the performance per watt measurement.



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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...B,2032-10.html
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