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I know that this has probably been asked a thousand times and I apologize. I'm building a new top of the line system. It will be used mostly for gaming, databases, some programming, and light graphics.

My question is, if I want to spend no more than $300 on the hard drives, what's my best option as far as performance. Is Raid a possibility in that price range and would it pay? Also, I do not trust a raid configuration that creates a greater risk of loss of data. For a single drive configuration, I like the Seagate 8200.11.

Side question: If I go with just one drive, is there any benefit to creating a partition just for the OS (Windows xp professional)? Thanks in advance for your input.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-08-2008, 02:19 AM
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I like the Seagate 8200.11.

Side question: If I go with just one drive, is there any benefit to creating a partition just for the OS (Windows xp professional)? Thanks in advance for your input.
First of all I think you ment 7200.11

So IMO would either buy a 150GB Raptor

OR

2*7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache [Personally would go fot this ]

Here is a very good review you might be interested in!!!

You might also take alook here Raid0 is better explained.
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