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Hello!
I want to buy another drive for raid 0. I have a WD Caviar blue 500gb, and I want another 500GB or 1TB, which manufacturer should I go?
I have the choice between WD Blues, Samsung Spinpoint F3, Seagates and Hitach Deskstar.
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If you want to use Raid 0 you need two perfectly identicals HDD, so you can only buy another Caviar Blue 500GB.
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Didn't know that, thank you very much!
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post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post
If you want to use Raid 0 you need two perfectly identicals HDD, so you can only buy another Caviar Blue 500GB.
Not completely true. You can use a different HDD - it just isn't recommended.

Going with an F3 1TB would probably work. The array would be limited to 1TB (2x500GB), and would run at most double the speed of the slowest drive. Also, initializing RAID-0 requires wiping both drives.

I have seen it where a single 1TB/2TB drive was faster than 2x500GB for most usage.
Edited by Kramy - 8/20/11 at 3:31pm
     
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Not completely true. You can use a different HDD - it just isn't recommended.

Going with an F3 1TB would probably work. The array would be limited to 1TB (2x500GB), and would run at most double the speed of the slowest drive. Also, initializing RAID-0 requires wiping both drives.

I have it where a single 1TB/2TB drive was faster than 2x500GB for most usage.
While this is true the Spinpoint would be bottlenecked by the Blue's slower speed compared to the F3, so getting it would just be a waste of money IMO.

Its recommended to just get another WD blue that you have.
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
Its recommended to just get another WD blue that you have.
Probably the best thing to do is grab 2x F3 1TB for < $100 and then use the WD Blue for backups.

That'll easily triple his speed. That means he won't have to upgrade as soon in the future.
     
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