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Hey all, I'm wondering if my 2x36gig 8mb raptors in raid 0 are faster then 1 150gig 16mb raptor? A buddy offered to trade me. I got my drives real cheap so money wise it's a good deal for me, however I do not want to lose any speed. Also I don't see me buying a second 150 any time soon. TIA
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I'd do the trade cause one raptor is AWESOME enough if u ask me.Plus u get a lot more storage.
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Hey all, I'm wondering if my 2x36gig 8mb raptors in raid 0 are faster then 1 150gig 16mb raptor? A buddy offered to trade me. I got my drives real cheap so money wise it's a good deal for me, however I do not want to lose any speed. Also I don't see me buying a second 150 any time soon. TIA
To answer the question, the 2 36 gigs in RAID 0 will show faster performance then a single 150 Raptor.
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Yeah, the raid would definately be faster

** BUT **
Look at the cons.

* Single Drive, Bigger Space
* Fluid Bearing instead of ball bearing (Longer life)
* 16Mb cache.

Imo, the 150 is worth the trade.
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Well the space isn't really an issue, I still have the 2x250 gig raid 0 array in this rig, plus about a terabyte in my media server. I'm more looking for the performance diff and from what I hear the raided 36 gig's are still going to be faster. Thanks all. Anyother thoughts?
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The single 150GB 16MB cache Raptor is amazingly fast, and since its single drive and not RAID, you won't have the increased risk of data lose. It would be a good trade IMO.

You can always get another Raptor to RAID with in the future
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I'm not to worried about data loss, every thing important is installed and backed up on the 2x250 gig array, and the real important stuff is on a mirror array in my media center. Also I can'y see my self buying another 150 gig raptor at what they cost. How ever if the 150 my buddy has is as quick or faster then I will trade him.
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I think the performance would be about the same. the newer Raptors are faster adn quieter then the old ones, and with more storage space I'd trade him if I wer u
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