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Old 11-25-08, 04:44 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 11-25-08, 04:47 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-26-08, 06:33 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-26-08, 09:53 AM   #5
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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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Old 11-26-08, 04:46 PM Thread Starter   #8
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if you can afford em to nice 15k SAS drives could be sweet!
Those are sweet.

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Decided to go with the velociraptor and next month buying another one and reinstall in raid 0

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