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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
Don't get the Raptor. It's loud and hot. Keep the raid-0 640s. If you want a little boost, then short stroke them to 640gb total. that'll help with access times a little bit.
Still not a bad idea to have a separate drive for the OS/programs though (and that's where the faster access times are going to shine).
If you're going to get the Raptor in trade for the other drive regardless, I'd say use it for OS/programs and shift the current array to games etc.
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post #12 of 26
raid 0 is fast on those drives... noisy but fast... but i am on raid 10 so i get the reliability and the constant drive access noise.
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Still not a bad idea to have a separate drive for the OS/programs though (and that's where the faster access times are going to shine).
If you're going to get the Raptor in trade for the other drive regardless, I'd say use it for OS/programs and shift the current array to games etc.
Im not sure if im doing the trade yet. Id like to but i just want to be sure its worth it over my current OS drive. Id be losing 500gb of space AND it would take up my last 3.5 bay thus cutting me off from adding more space later on.
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post #14 of 26
Just ran Hdtune on my array

This is with 3 250gb. Wd cav. II short stroked to run as one 268gb. volume with a 64kb stripe size

3 discs is the way to go

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Just ran Hdtune on my array

This is with 3 250gb. Wd cav. II short stroked to run as one 268gb. volume with a 64kb stripe size

3 discs is the way to go

that sucks, my 640's are way faster than that
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post #16 of 26
I guess my 2x 640 aaks raid 0 (non short stroked) isn't doing so bad after all

post #17 of 26
Out of curiosity, showing graphs of sequential transfers is supposed to show what exactly? I mean, I guess I'm asking what you believe you're actually gaining in terms of real world use? I see the high seek times and cringe I guess you guys are all video editors tossing huge files back and forth?
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Out of curiosity, showing graphs of sequential transfers is supposed to show what exactly? I mean, I guess I'm asking what you believe you're actually gaining in terms of real world use? I see the high seek times and cringe I guess you guys are all video editors tossing huge files back and forth?
says the man with an SSD AND a raptor............
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post #19 of 26
Both his drives are known for their low access times
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I've got a 640GB Black and a 74GB Raptor. If you want I could probably run some tests on them. It's not completely relevant to a 150GB Raptor and 640GB Black RAID-0, but it might reveal which will be faster.

Oh - I'd bet on the RAID-0.
     
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