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Poll:Which SATA HDD is best for RAID0?

Poll Results: Which SATA drive is fastest in RAID0?

Poll expired: Jan 3, 2007  
  • 1% (1)
    Seagate Barracuda (regular)
  • 8% (7)
    Western Digital Caviar
  • 34% (27)
    Seagate Barracuda Perpindicular
  • 52% (41)
    Western Digital Raptor
  • 0% (0)
    Maxtor DiamondMax
  • 2% (2)
    Samsung SpinPoint
  • 0% (0)
    Hitachi DeskStar
78 Total Votes  
post #1 of 56
Thread Starter 
This is an opinion poll that I thought might be interesting.

I am sure you all have some opinions about which SATA drives are fastest--but here's a twist--which are fastest in a RAID0 array? I have been testing sets of drives on different controllers and I of course have my own opinion on this...

Let's see what everyone else thinks first though.

I am not making a differentiation between 8MB or 16MB--but if you feel that is critical--or there is a particular drive in the line that is the fastest in your opinion please note that in your post.
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post #2 of 56
I think the Seagate perp drives are the fastest. From what I've read, the 750GB is faster than a Raptor, RAID 0 or not. (Like 2 x 750 Seagate > 2 x 150Gb Raptor)
post #3 of 56
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That's the word on the street. So don't be a Foo! Get the Perp!
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post #4 of 56
Raptor 150 destroys the 7200.10 in real world performance according to the testing done by storagereview.com, and they know their stuff.

They only place 7200.10 might come close is large transfers like loading maps in games. Raptor still wins though.
     
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post #5 of 56
The Seagate's win because they can transfer more data than the raptors, theyir max transfer rate is 3Gigabytes per second wilest the raptors is 300mb per second wich is alot less.
post #6 of 56
I think the Seagate 7200.10's are better, they get just as fast burst and read times in HD Tach, plus they cost a crap load less.
    
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post #7 of 56
I've made RAID 0 arrays out of normal Seagate drives, Seagate Perpendicular drives and WD Raptors... the Raptors are in my rig so that should tell you which I prefer for speed
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post #8 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
I've made RAID 0 arrays out of normal Seagate drives, Seagate Perpendicular drives and WD Raptors... the Raptors are in my rig so that should tell you which I prefer for speed
I have that exact mobo--so I am very interested to know what you get out of the Array.

I cannot get the NV RAID to work at all--but the SiS is fine.

What is your experience with that?
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post #9 of 56
Also, 2 x Seagate 750 = 1500GB, and 2 x 150 raptors=300GB. Hmmm.....which is the better deal?
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post #10 of 56
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Yeah Right! The price per gig is a big issue.
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