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Which hard drive is the bang for the buck?

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dire

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Hi Folks,

Thanks for all the energetic replies on the video and sound card questions. I found them to be very helpful.

Now, onto the hard drive? I have choosen Western Digital WD1200JB(120GB). What do you all think about it? I am going to use my PC to play games like Neverwinter nights, Warcraft III etc and also use it for my home theater. I will have on-board RAID in my motherboard. So, which hard drive will give me solid performance?

Thanks,

-- dire
 

Kato

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WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!

The WD 8Mb cache HD is the fastest out there now, but if you are going to use it in a RAID config, then I would suggest Maxtor D740X-6L ATA133, it would come in handy with RAID 0.

Actually this thread should be in General Hardware, you will get better replies there :beer:
 

HeXenViRii

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Kato said:
The WD 8Mb cache HD is the fastest out there now, but if you are going to use it in a RAID config, then I would suggest Maxtor D740X-6L ATA133, it would come in handy with RAID 0.

Actually this thread should be in General Hardware, you will get better replies there :beer:

Would the WD se do poorly in a raid 0 ? i was thinking about getting 2 of those and doing a raid 0 w/ the onboard raid controller ....
 

Kato

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I read in the forums the Maxtor are better in RAID config, because of the extra 33MHz ceiling. I tried to look for that thread, but failed. So I could be wrong though, sorry!:D