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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 #11 of 56
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Originally Posted by Du@lGeEk View Post
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.
This is completely false. 3Gbit/S and 300MByte/S are the same thing. SATA is encoded using 8b10b encoding which means 10bits represent 1 byte, there for 3Gig/10 = 300Meg.

Also, the poll isn't asking about cost-per gig OR how much storage you get.

Also #2, burst speeds are a useless performance metric. Sustained transfer speeds matter 100X more than burst.

For the fastest single drive or RAID-0 X2, raptors win hands down. If 300GB isn't enough for all your porn, then get some 7200rpm drives.

If I could only have 2 drives and needed a lot of storage, I would rather have a single raptor + a single 750GB drive in my system, non-RAID. The single raptor will still perform better overall than the 7200.10's in RAID. Hard drive performance is a complicated thing. Seek time and Sustained transfer rate alone do not tell you the whole story. Don't think that because you're getting 160MB/s sustained on your RAID-0 setup, it means your system is waiting for hard drive accesses 50% less. You still have all that seeking to do in between reads or writes. So many people are running raid-0 on cheap drives thinking their system is faster than it would be if they had a single raptor. They obviously haven't used a 10,000 or 15,000 rpm drive
     
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post #12 of 56
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This is completely false. 3Gbit/S and 300MByte/S are the same thing. SATA is encoded using 8b10b encoding which means 10bits represent 1 byte, there for 3Gig/10 = 300Meg.

Also, the poll isn't asking about cost-per gig OR how much storage you get.

Also #2, burst speeds are a useless performance metric. Sustained transfer speeds matter 100X more than burst.

For the fastest single drive or RAID-0 X2, raptors win hands down. If 300GB isn't enough for all your porn, then get some 7200rpm drives.

If I could only have 2 drives and needed a lot of storage, I would rather have a single raptor + a single 750GB drive in my system, non-RAID. The single raptor will still perform better overall than the 7200.10's in RAID. Hard drive performance is a complicated thing. Seek time and Sustained transfer rate alone do not tell you the whole story. Don't think that because you're getting 160MB/s sustained on your RAID-0 setup, it means your system is waiting for hard drive accesses 50% less. You still have all that seeking to do in between reads or writes. So many people are running raid-0 on cheap drives thinking their system is faster than it would be if they had a single raptor. They obviously haven't used a 10,000 or 15,000 rpm drive
Considering your experience in the industry and your high level of tecnnical knowledge I would say that is good advice.

(BTW this post has been editted--it's content has been formatted to fit into your noggin)
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post #13 of 56
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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?
no problems at all with the NV RAID. I originally had 2 Seagate drives on my Asus A8N and then I got this mobo and ran that RAID array for a while. Then I installed this one in July. I'll have to see if I still have any benchmark screens anymore...
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I won't jump you if you don't LOL. Thanks for the reply. I too have and A6NSLI Deluxe that I run an FX57 on at 2700. I plan to try out an Areca controller for the SATA drives as I have been told by a reliable source that it will blow the onboard controller away. The DFI has a PCIex X4 slot that I think would work.
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post #15 of 56
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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)
ROFL where did you read that? All the articles/reviews that i saw state that the 750GB Seagate performs the same as the 150GB Raptor
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I plan on getting a pair of 150 Raptors soon for a mod I am doing--no need for the 750...but I guess haing 1.5 terabytes of storage is something to consider...if you like DVD quality porn LOL.
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post #17 of 56
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ROFL where did you read that? All the articles/reviews that i saw state that the 750GB Seagate performs the same as the 150GB Raptor
not sure exactly, and I'm feeling to lazy to dig it up.
post #18 of 56
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I plan on getting a pair of 150 Raptors soon for a mod I am doing--no need for the 750...but I guess haing 1.5 terabytes of storage is something to consider...if you like DVD quality porn LOL.
lmao.....porn FTW
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Or in Gonx case...Anime Hentai Porn....with subtitles.
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post #20 of 56
I'm glad you asked this question; I really need to upgrade my 160 gb ide hard drive. I was thinking of going with 1 250gb 7200.10 for now, and maybe get a 2nd one later...

I need at least 160GB... the raptors are too rich for my blood.
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