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This might have been asked many times before. I am building a new system and want to know which is better 2 x 36gig raptors in raid 0 or 2 x 74gig raptors in raid 0, I have looked but I havent found a straight answer.
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...Only the space would be different....

There would be a difference in speed, but not even a benchmark would pick up on it.
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the 74s would be better in speed (but not a significant amount).

But i know going from 74 to 150 will yield more speed.
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post #4 of 14
The 74GB version has slightly better seek times but nothing you will ever notice in normal use.
EDIT: Sorry it's the 74GB with better seek times.
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the 74s would be better in speed (but not a significant amount).

But i know going from 74 to 150 will yield more speed.
Er, the seek times are lower on the 36GB version...
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Er, the seek times are lower on the 36GB version...
check benchmarks on it, the bigger the drive, the faster they scater data across the platter

last i saw was in DFI street

because of that i sold my 74s raptors and got the 150s
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post #7 of 14
the 74s have better streaming performance....

But if you hvae money to burn...the 150s are way better.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey122687
check benchmarks on it, the bigger the drive, the faster they scater data across the platter

last i saw was in DFI street

because of that i sold my 74s raptors and got the 150s
Uh.

http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_cont...150raid&page=5

Its with the 74GB vs 150GB, but the same idea. I'll try to find actual benchies of the two.
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post #9 of 14
The 74s also have 16MB of cache compared to the 36's 8MB.
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post #10 of 14
here http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/show...aid+comparison

faster in burst, average speed, not access time

Edit: you have to follow all 70 pages to get the idea, have fun
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