Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
crayzboost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 188
Default OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

ok my buddy that works at the local comp store got me another raptor, this one is 74g my other one is 36.7 in my sig. i dont think i wanna do raid these hd's seem fast enough.

what should i do as far as configuration goes?

should i use the 74g for the main hd and use the smaller one for backup with an os on both?

or should i keep like games and large programs on the smaller one with an os just in case?

or vise versa?
__________________

__________________
ASUS A8V Deluxe MOBO rev 2
AMD Athlon64 3500+ 90nm Winchester Core,OC'd @2.6ghz
PNY-Geforce 6800gt, OC@ 420/1.15
2x512MB Corsair Xms Xpert XL pc3200 2-2-2-5
2xWestern Digital Raptors 1-36.7G 1-74G 10,000 RPM HD/ 1x 160gb maxtor
Im water cooled now with swiftech mcw6002 and dangerden maze 4
crayzboost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
aCb
In Runtime
 
aCb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Default

i would keep your data on the bigger one and os on the smaller one.
__________________

__________________
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6420
ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2GB 667MHZ 3-3-3-12
RADEON X1950 PRO
aCb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
crayzboost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 188
Default

should i also keep an os on the bigger one too just in case of a hd failure?
__________________
ASUS A8V Deluxe MOBO rev 2
AMD Athlon64 3500+ 90nm Winchester Core,OC'd @2.6ghz
PNY-Geforce 6800gt, OC@ 420/1.15
2x512MB Corsair Xms Xpert XL pc3200 2-2-2-5
2xWestern Digital Raptors 1-36.7G 1-74G 10,000 RPM HD/ 1x 160gb maxtor
Im water cooled now with swiftech mcw6002 and dangerden maze 4
crayzboost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 10:29 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
jack22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,124
Default Re: OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

The raptor is used to run programs and read them more quickly. The faster HD you have should contain OS, games, other programs that will benfit from being read fast. The bigger and/or slower drive should contain documents and other stuff that doesnt need to be fastly read. With you it doesnt matter sicne you have raptors. You should buy a storage drive.
__________________
Because of popular demand, the great almighty sig has been changed.



............cxxxxxxc|)::::::::::::> ................
jack22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 12:51 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
mini_2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 600
Default Re: OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

i don't think you can RAID them if you wanted to. but i am probably wrong, its just that i heard that you could only RAID hard drives of the same size only, along with same brand, specs etc.
__________________
Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 3.2Ghz HT Technology.......Intel 875PBZ Motherboard........PCMARK 4571
1 GB Corsair XMS PC 3200 RAM.......Coolermaster Dual Storm 80mm Case Fan
Western Digital 36.7GB Raptor 10K Hard Drive + Western Digital 160GB SATA Hard Drive.......Antec Cyclone Speeze Cooler
Windows XP Home Edition........NEC ND-3520A 16X DVD Burner........LG 16X DVD-ROM
17" Monitor.......MSI 6600GT AGP 8X........Aspire 520W 12V Black Triple Fan Aluminum Power Supply
mini_2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:03 AM   #6
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

No. RAID can be with any size or brand HDD. But, if you RAID Raptors, they're performance is insane!
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:30 AM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
mini_2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 600
Default Re: OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

thanks for correcting me, alvino, i thought it didn't make sense but i wasn't sure
__________________
Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 3.2Ghz HT Technology.......Intel 875PBZ Motherboard........PCMARK 4571
1 GB Corsair XMS PC 3200 RAM.......Coolermaster Dual Storm 80mm Case Fan
Western Digital 36.7GB Raptor 10K Hard Drive + Western Digital 160GB SATA Hard Drive.......Antec Cyclone Speeze Cooler
Windows XP Home Edition........NEC ND-3520A 16X DVD Burner........LG 16X DVD-ROM
17" Monitor.......MSI 6600GT AGP 8X........Aspire 520W 12V Black Triple Fan Aluminum Power Supply
mini_2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:33 AM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
mini_2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 600
Default Re: OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

http://www.computerforums.org/showth...ight=raid+size

this is where i had got the info from,
__________________
Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 3.2Ghz HT Technology.......Intel 875PBZ Motherboard........PCMARK 4571
1 GB Corsair XMS PC 3200 RAM.......Coolermaster Dual Storm 80mm Case Fan
Western Digital 36.7GB Raptor 10K Hard Drive + Western Digital 160GB SATA Hard Drive.......Antec Cyclone Speeze Cooler
Windows XP Home Edition........NEC ND-3520A 16X DVD Burner........LG 16X DVD-ROM
17" Monitor.......MSI 6600GT AGP 8X........Aspire 520W 12V Black Triple Fan Aluminum Power Supply
mini_2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 02:24 AM   #9
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: OK! picked up another raptor 74g to go with my 36.7

Hmmm...
__________________

alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0