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I have (1) 150gb raptor and (2) 250 gb segate SATA II drives. these are mounted next to the PSU. I have the "drive cage" on the front on my armor case but right now all that is in it, is the front mounted 120mm fan... I would like to fill it with three drives and could spend ~500 on it give or take 100 what should I get for the drive cage? Should I combine what I have with the new drives to make some kind of raid set up and if so what kind.

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Wait for the 1TB drives to come out. Those things will be AWESOME!
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(2) 750GB Seagate drives with Parallel recording tech in RAID.
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I have never heard of parallel recording tech .... sounds cool though.

I should point out that I really just game on this system I don't need a ton of storage just want really fast load times.
    
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buddy hook yourself up with some of these, u cant go wrong..best HD's ever imo. Fast, quiet and very reliable.
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would another 3 150 raptors in raid be the way to go? if so what raid will yeild the best loading time
    
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I have never heard of parallel recording tech .... sounds cool though.

I should point out that I really just game on this system I don't need a ton of storage just want really fast load times.
Yup. Instead of laying the data down horizontally, it stands up vertically giving you a ton more room. I'd go RAID 0+1 then if you want fast load times. I say the +1 because it wouldn't be great to see all your data go bye bye just cuz one HD failed.
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post #8 of 24
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ok so what about the raptors in raid 0+1

Oh and I do plan on droping another 8800gtx in. the PCP&C 750 has the 4 6pins ready for it but if i do a raid with another 3 raptors that will make 6 HD's and 2 optical drives and a OC C2D am I going to runn low on power?
    
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post #9 of 24
Get 3 more 150GB Raptors and but them either in a 4 drive RAID0 (unreal speed) or a safer RAID0+1.
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post #10 of 24
it'd be fast! you'd have about 270GB of storage I think which isn't so bad. Might setup another Raid 0+1 array of bigger drives just for more storage.
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