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so.. i was wondering, if i had an 8MB Cache HD, and a 16MB Cache HD, both Seagate Perp Drives, 250GB, would this conflict any problems?

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post #2 of 14
Yes

the cahce is inernal so there might be a small mismatche however it shouldn't affect the RAID
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I wouldn't... Read in too many places that the drives have to indentical. Plus the access reading times would be very diferent.
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All drives in the RAID array will run at the slowest one's speed. So you'll get the performance of 2 8mb cache drives.
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I wouldn't... Read in too many places that the drives have to indentical. Plus the access reading times would be very diferent.
It'll work fine. Your HD just won't fully utilize that additional cache. You will lose something like 1-3MB/s... if that.
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It'll work fine. Your HD just won't fully utilize that additional cache. You will lose something like 1-3MB/s... if that.
... is this alot? lol..
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post #7 of 14
that would be 1-3mb bursts.

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post #8 of 14
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So this wont be a problem, right? Like... my comp wont lose a huge amount of data or anything ..
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post #9 of 14
From the little testing/googling I've done, cache makes approximately zero difference on a HD, I wouldn't sweat it.
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post #10 of 14
cahce only makes a difference if you are reading consecuive data (such as a server). It is ony in "bursts" too. It will make a small diffence but unless its a server its nothing to worry about.

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