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lol soz i meant the cheetah 300gb 15,000rpm drives

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The OP said money is no issue, so I don't think he cares if he has to spend $300 on a RAID card or $500 on an SCSI RAID card.
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The OP said money is no issue, so I don't think he cares if he has to spend $300 on a RAID card or $500 on an SCSI RAID card.
Yeah, but when he say money is no issue... did he really mean that? Maybe he didn't realize that 300GB 15K Cheetahs cost $1000 each. A basic RAID setup would cost $300. A very good one would cost $600. A top of the line one would cost $4000. That's a huuuuuge jump in HD cost for not too much performance gain.
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Well, he did say "THE fastest" solution, maybe he is willing to pay thousands for the small boost

Personally I think it's a waste unless you're running servers, but if someone's earning like $500K / year, who cares if they have to pay 10K for a hard drive array.
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Thanks for your replies guys. After many many hours of research I have realised there just isn't a worthy performance increase for the cash. The only real benefit is the reliability ad warranty that comes with SCSI.

Apparently SATA drives are guaranteed (usually) for 150,000 hours and SCSI are hitting 1,500,000 hours.

I think I'll spend the money elsewhere on the rig and stick to the raptor SATA's.
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