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    Member toddd240's Avatar
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    Expert opinion: which setup is faster

    I am thinking about two setups.

    My build will be a i7 920 with 6gb ram on a Asus P6T motherboard

    I am either going to go with this single drive

    or these in raid 0

    Obviosly from a pure size standpoint the second setup wins....I don't necessarily need the space. Which would be faster?

    I will have Windows Vista 64 bit and mostly gaming software.
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    i heard the raptor has better seek time so when boot up window or loading game its shorter compare to wd640 raid. for large transfer, wd640 seem better.

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    I use a raptor for OS and programs and the WD640 for media. Thats my preferred combination.
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    Split the difference, put the 640's in matrix.

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    Raptor = wins on seek times / smaller files (openning applications, booting windows)
    Raid 0 = wins on long / large file transfers / opening due to raw speed factor.

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    I was actually just doing research on this board and your post is exactly what I am thinking about. Because the P6T has a SAS controller, I'm thinking about opting for two SAS drives instead of raptors.

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    if you can afford em to nice 15k SAS drives could be sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Guvernment View Post
    if you can afford em to nice 15k SAS drives could be sweet!
    Those are sweet.
    CPU.........3930k OC'd to 4ghz with an NH-D14 with aftermarket fans
    Board.......Asus RIVE
    Memory....32gb gskill 2133
    GPU.........EVGA GTX570
    HD...........Intel 520 180GB SSD for boot
    sound......onboard Realtek ALC898
    PSU.........Corsair modular HX850
    case........Silverstone TJ07

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    Member toddd240's Avatar
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    Decided to go with the velociraptor and next month buying another one and reinstall in raid 0
    CPU.........3930k OC'd to 4ghz with an NH-D14 with aftermarket fans
    Board.......Asus RIVE
    Memory....32gb gskill 2133
    GPU.........EVGA GTX570
    HD...........Intel 520 180GB SSD for boot
    sound......onboard Realtek ALC898
    PSU.........Corsair modular HX850
    case........Silverstone TJ07

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