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Right Now I am running a 7200rpm 250 Maxtor sata, I am planning a upgrade to Raid now because I want a faster setup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033

I was planning on this drive, its not too much and for 10,000rpm, 16mb looks good.

Now I know im going to have to buy 2 to go raid, is this is a good fast setup?, Is there anything else faster that I can get for the price. I also looked at the 15,000 rpm Hard Drives but they seem to be a little more expensive but what do you guys suggest. Let me know
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post #2 of 8
not really, raptors are the fastest hard drives available....and if you pair 2 together, then you have an unstoppable force.

after raptors it goes to scsi, and seagate cheetahs and stuff.
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post #3 of 8
I think you are definately on the right path, are you going raid 0, 1, 0+1?
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Thanks for the Info. Can you guy explain 0, 1, 0+1?. I know a little bit on the different levels but can you give me a little explanation. The Raptors seems to be good all around from the reviews Ive looked through, is it worth going to scsi you guys think or should I stick with the raptors?
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post #5 of 8
0 is striping, which makes for faster performance. It basically "dual channels" 2 or more hard drives.

1 is mirroring, which clones your hard drive. You need 2 identical drives for this. It keeps you from losing your data if your other hd fails.

Now 0+1 is striping + mirroring, which gives you faster performance, and is a failsafe, so if your raid 0 collapses on one set of hard drives, your other set will assume the role of those...thus no data lost.

No don't go scsi, its too expensive. Its fast, but expensive.
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post #6 of 8
oh...im new but heres a general, I dont know which number goes with whihc though.

One makes an exact duplicate of the first drive onto the second, so you have a 1005 system backup incase one fails, thats convenient.

One downloads half your files onto one drive, and half onto the other. Saving tiem. Its like running 1 14,400 RPM harddrive to speak...a 6mb file installs in the itme of a 2mb

something like that
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post #7 of 8
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Hey Guy, I think I am going to go with the raptors but I have a general question on Raid to SCSI.

Now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816103333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822111145

If I were to go with this setup would this faster than going with 2 74 Raptors. I know the raptors would keep me at 20,000. But If I go SCSI I will probably get another cheetah a month later or so. What do you guys think
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post #8 of 8
RAID with such drives is only useful for when tranfering large (in the GBs range) files or accessing them but for normal average use, it's a waste of money.

If you want something that's fast and inexpensive, look at my RAID, plenty of space and very fast.

I seriosly don't think you will notice a difference from SATAII to RAPTOR or SCSI, for average use a pair of 7200 rpm drives with 16MB cache is more than enough.
That honestly would be a waste of money, then again, if you do lot of file transfer? SCSI is the way to go. And I do mean in gigabytes range.
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