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ill never go with raid

if u really want speed SCSI is always faster.. but the 15k SATA drives are getting there
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post #62 of 69
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I used to do scans everyday with at least that many programs and I've still gotten a virus (even with a firewall )

I'm willing to bet that's what was slowing down more than using most of your hard drive...

Did you defrag often?
Look i asure you its not any of those, its just facts about windows and HDD's. Once you use a drive more it has to use the inner, slower tracks. And it gets fragged up more too.
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post #63 of 69
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ill never go with raid

if u really want speed SCSI is always faster.. but the 15k SATA drives are getting there
*which* 15k SATA drives? there aren't any...

And RAID will be good also... for a much lover price than SCSI. Of course, RAID0 on SCSI will beat anything

What you have against RAID? It's plenty fast for a low budget, and the risks are not that much higher (honestly, what's the risk of a HDD failing; even if you double that, it's still a small risk)
    
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Yea and I am sure that if you had 2 drives in non-raid and one drive failed (even if its not the windows drive) you would still be pretty bumped losing GB's of data.
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Yea and I am sure that if you had 2 drives in non-raid and one drive failed (even if its not the windows drive) you would still be pretty bumped losing GB's of data.
True. But it depends on what you use your computer for. I use it for homework, but not often. I use it 90% for gaming/music, and losing all my data wouldn't be the end of the world...

I'd reinstall the games and get the music from my bro's computer on the network

Most essential files for homework I will backup on a USB..
post #66 of 69
Yeah SCSI drives seem to be faster, but I cannot get them to hook up right. I have 5 IBM Ultrastar 10K SCSI drives, and I can only get one to work right. I only really want two, but I can still only get one to work right.
    
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For what you described it wouldn't do anything for you. I went from a seagate 7200.7 (46MB/s average read) to 2X 7200.10's (128MB/s average read) and the only difference I notice is windows loads faster, and some games load faster (BF2, fear, and other low compression HD intenstive games). Winraring files will be absolutely no different than before because that is a majorly CPU bottlenecked task.
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Don't you need a terminator or something on a SCSI chain of devices? (not sure how it works...but I heard something like that)
    
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Don't you need a terminator or something on a SCSI chain of devices? (not sure how it works...but I heard something like that)
Yeah Right after the last drive. I got it working now. The said thing I found out is that the other 3 drives I tried might actually be broken. I contacted the guy I bought them off of on eBay and he was nice about taking the broken ones back to work out a deal. I guess a partial refund.
    
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