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I am going to buy a new hard drive, and i'm wondering which is better for performance, 2 IDE HDD's in raid0 or a single SATA drive?
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SATA Hands down.

IDE maxes out throughput at 133Mbps.. even if you got fully balanced RAID0, and DOUBLED the bandwidth you are talking 266Mbps

Ultra SCSI 320 is 320Mbps..

SATA? 1.5 GIGABITS per second.. and the 3.0 Spec is 3 GIGABITS per second.

no comparison really.
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Sata Ftw
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In terms of performance, two IDE HD in RAID0 will beat any single 7200RPM HD. However, I still would get the SATA HD since IDE will be disappearing soon enough.
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