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what if i get.... one with 16 and one with 8?
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Then you would be wasting your money, drives with 16mb of cache are like a few bucks at most more.
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one more thing, SATA 1 vs SATA 2 [1.5gb vs 3.0gb]
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post #14 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
4 7200 PRM drives in RAID 0 > 2 Raptors > 2 7200RPM drives in RAID 0 > 1 Raptor > 1 7200RPM drive

Sorry, but how accurate is that? That seems really goodto know.
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post #15 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by UberN00B
one more thing, SATA 1 vs SATA 2 [1.5gb vs 3.0gb]
Doesn't matter, both preform the same basically.

@RickJS, somewhat accurate, though I would say 2x750GB Seagates with perpendicular recording would be faster than 2 raptors.
    
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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by wowza
Doesn't matter, both preform the same basically.

@RickJS, somewhat accurate, though I would say 2x750GB Seagates with perpendicular recording would be faster than 2 raptors.
Depends on the raptors, the 150gb ones are very fast, even vs 2 750gb perp recording drives. 2 of the 750gb seagate beat 2 36.7 gb raptors though.
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post #17 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by UberN00B
one more thing, SATA 1 vs SATA 2 [1.5gb vs 3.0gb]
Burst rate is the only difference really, but it's not noticable and hard drives will likely be phased out before we see 150megabyte (1.5gigabit) sustained transfers from hard drives. Buy the cheapest one. Glad to help.
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post #18 of 38
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o_O all i want is to load my OS faster and load apps quicker as well. lol
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RAID 0 with a pair of whatever size you can afford. If your mobo supports 3.0 then they are not really any more expensive. But I doubt you will notice the difference between 150 and 3.0 unless you had a very large RAID array with extremely high burst rates.

RAID 0 with a pair of SATA is the cheapest best improvement IMO. I have it on two different rigs and it makes a big difference.

Raptors I plan on learning more about in a few months.
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