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Right now I have a:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149389

I took it out of the case and have it pluged in directly to my computer through sata 2 or 3

The drive is currently used to record games but it caps at ~140MB/sec

should I get another drive and raid 0 it for better speeds or buy 2 new:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
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Get the Caviar Blacks
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well i would like to know the performance increase of raid0 on the 3tb drives vs the caviar blacks

3tb fills up fast when recording.
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You can go ahead and forget about the Blacks. They are outclassed by the cheaper, much faster, quieter, and cooler WD10EZEX 1TB Blues... For sequential performance, they're just about perfect and with the new revision having a good decrease in latency, I simply have yet to see a single instance in which any of my Blacks are faster than my Blues.

HHowever, it sounds like you need a lot of storage space.

In that case, the first choice for me would be the Seagate 7200.14 drives, which are also 1TB/Platter design and can max around 200MBs. A pair in RAID0 will be more (MORE) than fast enough for anything you need.
If money is not a concern, and data security is important, I would absolutely get some WD RE 2-4TB for RAID. I have always been amazed with the RE series, and the new "RE" are noticeably improved over the RE4.

Regardless of the drive you choose, I can't recommend NOT having a good backup system in place. RAID0 will always fail, there's zero question about it aside from how long it will take for you to lose all of the data on the drives.

If you want better than 2-drive RAID0 read performance with equivalent write performance and space, yet the ability to lose up to two drives, then a 4-drive RAID10 array is ideal. I prefer RAID10 for most everything, except for when the data on the drives is unimportant and speed is the priority. Ie a few WD VR in RAID0, or something like that...

I would not recommend that you go RAID0 unless you have the money to buy the same amount of usable storage space that is mirrored or at least double-parity and which IS NOT in your PC but rather in the form of DAS/NAS that is only ever plugged into anything (including power) during the time it takes to backup.

If it doesn't exist in multiple places, it never existed.
   
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It's a lowest-tier Toshiba drive, and toshiba already only makes low end drives to begin with.

Since you already have it, you might as well put it in RAID with another as the speeds will still be better than just about any other single 3TB drive, it will double your capacity, and still cost less than a single 3TB replacement of superior quality.

In the future however please keep in mind that video recording is extremely dependant on hard drive sequential write speeds.

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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

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OP is using the drive for recording gameplay videos.

Considering he says they fill up 3tb quickly, he is probably shooting full frame uncompressed.

Literally the only reason anyone would ever do that is if they plan on editing them afterwards and uploading them to youtube or similar websites.

Therefore one can assume that backups are almost always irrelevant, as data won't be on the drive for more than a day or two at a time anyway.



As for Caviar Blues... no, no they aren't faster than blacks of the same series. They have similar or worse speeds depending on the usage. They have the same sound levels. The only benefit is price.
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Actually, the Blue WD10EZEX is quite a bit faster. Sean just posted a huge awesome list of benches from thefour he jjustgot, have a llook. I willppostmy own rresults tomorrow.
   
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