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15k RPM SCSI and Raid 0

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DayUSeX

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Aug 13, 2003
Would raid 0 for video editing/max/gaming on 15krpm make a differnce, and since its scsi is there less chance of the array failling than if it was an ide raid. Thnx
 

wquiles

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Oct 22, 2003
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Dallas, Texas
Every IT person I have asked said YES to your second question - SCSI drives are less likely to fail than IDE drives. Their MTBF (mean time between failures) is really long and their warranties are about twice as long (5 yrs vs. 1-3 for IDE/SATA drives).

Still, RAID 0 means that if any one of the two drives fails, your data is lost. I had that happen to me already, so I know first hand. Even if you are using SCSI drives for the RAID 0, I would still recommend a single/cheap IDE drive for backup :)
 

Dissolved

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Jul 21, 2001
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OC California
scsi is faster Yes, but not worth it.

a single scsi in some cases is alot faster.

if you want speed, wait till command queue is out for sata drives..