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hi guys...


- I have 2 HDDs the first one is SATA2 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB, and the second is SATA 500 GB 7200, 16MB... now which one is better ? is it simply the SATA2 one in spite of the lower cache ?

- can I put these 2 HDDs in RAID0 in spite of the difference between SATA and SATA2 ? and the difference of capacity and cache amount ?

the SATA2 is WD, while the SATA is Samsung.

what do you guys say in this please ?
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post #2 of 6
it is really hard to say what is better. The best way to find out would be to bench mark both. Most mechanical drives can barely saturate Sata 1, let along sata 2. The drives that can saturate sata 1 are the really new ones designed for speed.

You can use two different size drives for raid 0, but the size of the final drive will the be the number of drives multiplied by the smallest drive size.

so with your two drives you will be limited to 640gb.
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But if you do RAID 0 them, performance might not me optimal. Since one might bottleneck the other, it might be kinda weird.
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But if you do RAID 0 them, performance might not me optimal. Since one might bottleneck the other, it might be kinda weird.
I tend to think like this...

I will see if I can get another SATA2 drive and manage with them.

thanks guys...
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as one of these 2 HDDs is only 8MB of cache, then both of them will run on 8 MB of cache in raid0 right? if so, how much difference in performance will be on 8mb instead of 16 ?

and will they run on SATA1 controller instead of SATA 2 ? as one of them is SATA 1.

???
Edited by the magical me - 5/16/11 at 7:55am
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any hints ?
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