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Rapala

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Dec 8, 2005
hi im jst buildin new gaiming pc wondering wat hard drives to get to run on raid 0 dont want to spen loads, i was lookin at the bayb raptors (western digital) or is sata 2 better, wat do u guys think.
CHEERS Tommy
 

dicecca112

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First of all Welcome to the forums

Second try to talk in full sentences with full words, its a pain to read, and people get turned off.

3rd, I would go for the Raptors, they are the fastest, unless you need the storage then looking for drives with a 16mb cache, I believe reading that they come close to raptor speeds when run in raid
 

Restorer

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dicecca112 said:
First of all Welcome to the forums

Second try to talk in full sentences with full words, its a pain to read, and people get turned off.

3rd, I would go for the Raptors, they are the fastest, unless you need the storage then looking for drives with a 16mb cache, I believe reading that they come close to raptor speeds when run in raid
Run-on sentences are almost as bad. ;)

SATA2 will not net you any performance benefits of SATA1. If you can afford it, I have heard that two Raptors in RAID 0 is an amazing setup. If you want to go a bit cheaper or want more storage, I recommend a Raptor and a 250 GB Hitachi or Seagate, not in RAID. If you're dead-set on RAID, and you can't spend the money on dual Raptors, I also hear that 2x250GB Hitachis in RAID 0 is a great pair.

Don't bother looking at 16MB cache drives if you're going to do RAID 0 - you won't use most of that cache in RAID.
 

darksparkz

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RAID0 Raptors aren't worth it for the cost, because it'll only improve loading times by a few seconds ahead of a regular SATAII 16mb HDD. If you want to be able to be in maps asap and gain a few seconds on loading Windows, then RAID0 is the best choice, if not, the 16mb cache HDDs are nice as well.