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post #1 of 21
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Hey,
I'm looking for a RAID0 setup, but I'm not quite sure which HDDs to get. My choice so far is:

200 Gb Seagate ST3200820AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, NCQ



Manufacturer: Seagate
Capacity: 200 Gb
Edition: Barracuda 7200.10
Physical Size: 3.5"
Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache: 8MB
Access Time:
Interface: SATA300
NCQ: YES
SAS: NO

OR

250 Gb Samsung SP2504C SpinPoint P120, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 9.0 ms, NCQ




Manufacturer: Samsung
Capacity: 250 Gb
Edition: SpinPoint P120
Physical Size: 3.5"
Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache: 8MB
Access Time: 9.0 ms
Interface: SATA300
NCQ: YES
SAS: NO

What do you think? Ultimately, I would like a good hard drive with quick and good performance.

If you know of any other relatively cheap ones, please recommend.

Also, how much quicker is RAID0 over a normal hard drive?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 21
Get the Seagate 7200.10, they will work just about the same as 2 RAPTORS in RAID 0.

And RAID 0 is alot quicker then a single hard drive.
    
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i would get the Samsungs, they are 50GB bigger, and also they are silent

i have one of the 250GB Spinpoints... and i never hear it.
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Anyone else want to comment? Much appreciated.
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post #5 of 21
seagate allways my first choice and they are also as close to silent as you can get but have a much better reputation then the samsungs
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Anyone else want to comment? Much appreciated.
Don't think just order the Seagates, Also where are you ordering them from? and for what price?
    
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Don't think just order the Seagates, Also where are you ordering them from? and for what price?
Here

also, linke to samsing one here
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post #8 of 21
Get some WD2500ks's.. I love mine.
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Assuming that you're considering RAID0 for speed, I'd get HD's with a 16 MB Cache...
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Get some WD2500ks's.. I love mine.
And I love mine. 16mb cache makes a big difference.
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