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both have 32mb cache both 500gb both 7200 rpm blah blah

can they raid0?

what are the exact prerequisites for raid 0
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Short answer, yes you can Raid 0 those drives.

Long answer, see link below

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/48758-...ers-guide.html

EDIT:
I realized that guide is a little dated, but still informative. Here's another more recent guide below.

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...nted-know.html
Edited by NicksTricks007 - 6/3/11 at 5:48pm
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both have 32mb cache both 500gb both 7200 rpm blah blah

can they raid0?

what are the exact prerequisites for raid 0
There are no complicated rules, really. You could raid0 a 250gb drive and a 3tb drive if you wanted, but you'd only have a 500gb array and the performance would be pretty poor.

Short answer, yes, but the slower drive will be the weak link in the array.
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Sort of, but not very well. The WD green drives are hard coded to go into power saving mode when not in use so more than likely it would drop out of the array rendering it useless. My advice is to get a pair of Raid Drives or just use then as single drives. You will NOT be happy with the results of running them as a raid array of any sort.
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Sort of, but not very well. The WD green drives are hard coded to go into power saving mode when not in use so more than likely it would drop out of the array rendering it useless. My advice is to get a pair of Raid Drives or just use then as single drives. You will NOT be happy with the results of running them as a raid array of any sort.
ok im buying a vertex 3 ssd

and i want to get good hdd for raid0

whats your recommendation i dont need massive storage but i hear 1tb drives are good on high settings because you lose storage efficiency the higher the settings
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ok im buying a vertex 3 ssd

and i want to get good hdd for raid0

whats your recommendation i dont need massive storage but i hear 1tb drives are good on high settings because you lose storage efficiency the higher the settings
If you must have a r0 array, 2x500gb/1tb samsung F3s will give you awesome sequential r/w speeds (faster than an ssd in some cases).
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If you can find them, I'd go with a couple drives like THESE Samsung Spinpoint F3s
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If you must have a r0 array, 2x500gb/1tb samsung F3s will give you awesome sequential r/w speeds (faster than an ssd in some cases).
well im getting both or should i not?
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If you must have a r0 array, 2x500gb/1tb samsung F3s will give you awesome sequential r/w speeds (faster than an ssd in some cases).
Ninja'd lol, so yes, what Fluxlite said.
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ok im buying a vertex 3 ssd

and i want to get good hdd for raid0

whats your recommendation i dont need massive storage but i hear 1tb drives are good on high settings because you lose storage efficiency the higher the settings
I know it wasn't your question, but if I were you I would just completely avoid Raid0 if you're going to have an SSD. One drive in the array dies and you've lost everything. Just something to consider.

Also, if you're going to raid then I recommend you do it with 2 identical 7200rpm drives. A green drive has a variable RPM and dips to 5400rpm when it's not in demand and moves up to 7200rpm when it is, this causes a fair loss in performance, whereas black drives spin at 7200rpm all the time. 2 black drives would be the way I'd go.
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