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Alright thanks for the insightful post Lembas

I am gonna see about getting 2 new drives. And then just sell my current one.
    
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
it may or it may not work I've known instances where people could not RAID the same make/model drive because it had different firmware revisions.
wow, I didn't know it was that picky.... hmm, is the performance really worth the hassle then?
    
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wow, I didn't know it was that picky.... hmm, is the performance really worth the hassle then?
I posted my benchmarks. Left is before (Maxtor 300, 16mb, SATA150). Right is after (2x 7200.10, 16mb, running SATA150).

I sure noticed a boost

EDIT: I really suggest the Seagate 7200.10s. Good price/performance/capacity when compared to Raptors.

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I never knew you could use 2 different drives and have it default to the slower one! I still think it is risky to use different manufactorers, but if they are both Seagate, give it a shot. If I were you, I would go ahead and try it if you don't mind formatting both drives, but be ready to buy another identical drive if this doesn't work.

From my mobo manual, in the RAID section:

"RAID 0 (Data Striping)
..."Use of two identical hard drives is required for this setup"

Maybe it varies from chipset to chipset. Some higher quality RAID cards may be more lenient. Is there a leniency difference between sata and ide?

P.S. it took so long to post because I tried to look up the actual burst rates for the wd1500. I gave up, though and I just posted what I was pretty sure they were.
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I posted my benchmarks. Left is before (Maxtor 300, 16mb, SATA150). Right is after (2x 7200.10, 16mb, running SATA150).

I sure noticed a boost
Alright thats good enough lol. I was just looking, I am gonna try getting 2 250 gig 16mb sata 3.0 drives its only like 160 shipped


Also cause I was looking for a 250 gig, 8mb and sata 150 and they don't have it oh well. new drives. Just gonna sell my old one. almost 500 gig is enough for me. lol Even though its gonna be like 460 really.
    
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P.S. it took so long to post because I tried to look up the actual burst rates for the wd1500. I gave up, though and I just posted what I was pretty sure they were.
its alright. it was a really good post. I was just kidding with you.
    
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I get 465.76GB on my dual 250GB 7200.10s.

250GB 7200.10 $168.01 shipped for a pair.
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Originally Posted by atomicfission92 View Post
Looks like we've got a WD guy

Those are basically the same thing, except they do not do the perpendicular recording like the seagates. That is newer technology that allows more storage per platter, hence faster read/write times. I'm a fan

They look good though.
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If you want to compare my test side-by-side, here you go. Keep in mind, it isn't totally representative of RAID because my drives are at 10,000 rpm and have 16mb of cache each.

EDIT: Oops, I forgot to press alt+prntscrn so that it only takes an ss of the open window. I captured my whole dual-display, lol. Oh well, my point should still get across.
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