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Hi,

I currently have 2 drives that I would like to raid0

First one is the old Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s 500GB (32mb cache)
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00f5ee0a0aRCRD

Second one is a Momentus 2.5" 7200RPM 500GB (only 16 mb cache)
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pro...ntus-7200-kit/

So one is a desktop HDD and the other is a Laptop HDD with lower cache.

Can I raid0 them ? If i can how are gonna be the performance ? Better than a single 1TB Black caviar ?


thanks
post #2 of 4
Yes you can run raid 0, I have even run raid 0 before with a 250 320 500 and 750 all in raid 0, it works just fine, and fast as hell, although they will both run with a 16mb cache, it's more than likely not going to be a problem. And performance will be better than a single drive most defiantly.
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You could RAID0 them but it would not be optimal performance at all. The Momentus is a Hybrid Drive, and should do fine on its own/
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RAID 0 won't provide you much benefit unless you're transferring 10+GB files on a daily/constant basis, which, unless you are doing video/sound/production editing and/or need to constantly transfer extremely large batches of files over a network.

If you're gaming and doing normal/average daily use, save yourself the trouble and use the drives independently.
    
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