1 Raptor or 2 160gb Hitachi's Raid 0?

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  1. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    Well i'm tight on a budget or i would just raid two raptors. So should i go with one raptor for my os and another drive for extra storage or should i go with two 160gb hitachi's in Raid 0? How would they compare speed wise?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

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    1 raptor for OS and games and applications, 1 IDE for mass storage. RAID is generally not needed for home use.
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Stay away from IBM/Hitachi drives. Unless you like paperweights and data loss, that is.
     
  4. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    speed differences?
     
  5. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    74gb raptor or 36gb raptor? The 74 is noticibily faster than the 36.
     
  6. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    i'm broke, so 36
     
  7. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    save up for the 74
     
  8. Ziggy!Talon

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    RAID:0

    i have a raid:0 array, and i love it..i do alot of ripping/encoding and it makes a significant difference in speed...
     
  9. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    raid 0 is junk.

    recent tests show *NO* gain of performance outside of margin of error. And your risk of data loss increases SOOOO much. Physical risk of data loss doubles for each drive in the array, and then data loss due to power failure or crash becomes a huge factor.
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    definately raptor. Have a couple of them myself, and they are the best upgrade you can buy for the money.
     

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