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stan03

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What kind of performance increase should i expect from Raid 0 from a maxtor 120 gig 8 mb cache.
 

K1ll1nT1m3

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Its pretty nice. I wont go back. I reinstall OSs and move big files alot. I love it. I get about 90mbs in ATTO with a SATA Maxtor 120g and a WD PATA 120g. I think the wd is slowing me down some. I have seen better scores with 2 SATA 120 Maxtors. I think they were around 110mbs. Access times are no were near a Raptors, but I worry about the Mbs more.

I wonder if you would be better with a raid using another 80g SATA though. Would there be a big difference between a 80g sata and a 120 pata in transfer rate?
 
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yup thats my next question
I wonder if you would be better with a raid using another 80g SATA though. Would there be a big difference between a 80g sata and a 120 pata in transfer rate?
 

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Doesnt your board support 4 SATAs? I would get an 80g sata so you can try raid0 out. If you like it, then get another 80g sata and add it ( 3 80s in raid0 ). That would give you 240g too, plus be faster than 2 PATAs. I cant really think of a good reason to get a PATA in your case. ( unless you dont have room for 3 hdds )
 
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i thought you can only do raid 0 with an even number of drives.....
 

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Nope. Just for fun, I set up a raid0 with 1 WD 36g Raptor, 1 WD 120g PATA, and one Maxtor 120g SATA. The max transfer was nice, but it would be a very poor way to setup a raid0.

If I didnt already have 120g drives, I would do a raid0 with 3 80g maxtors. For the money its gonna be hard get a faster setup with that much space.
 
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this question still stands

Would there be a big difference between a 80g sata and a 120 pata in transfer rate?
 

Cjwinnit

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stan03 said:
this question still stands

Would there be a big difference between a 80g sata and a 120 pata in transfer rate?

The 120 gig should be slightly faster on probability because the data is more densely packed, but it depens on a lot of variables. Make, cache, model, number of platters, RPM...
 
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um ok both are 8mb cache forget it, here are the two model numbers 6Y080M0 for sata and 6Y120P0 for the 120 gig....
 

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Sequential transfer rate, I would guess the 120 Gig will have the edge, but it's all heads and tails. With SATA you have a bit more future-proofing.

In all fairness i'd go for space but it's your computer.