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post #21 of 41
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I know RAID0 makes them into 1 big drive, but would'nt it only boost performance if the it has to go from the one half to the second half of the virtual drive (kinda like dual channel)
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post #22 of 41
it acts like 1 drive, the information is equally stored on both drives so it uses the read/write head essentially doubling the speed of the drives

LEFT Single RIGHT Raid 0 (but i've gotten my raid average > 130 mb/s)



Current Raid 0 specs:
post #23 of 41
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Alright that almost convinced me

Does anyone know the mb/s on a raptor (meaning better or worse)
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post #24 of 41
the only thing raptors beat me on is seek time. Alot of perps seagates are faster than raptors. My single sata drive is faster than the raptors listed

Chozart's nice layout of info on HD's

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...id-single.html
post #25 of 41
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REP+ for you CravinR1 I'll go with seagate then
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post #26 of 41
I'm not slamming WD as i've used them for years. Just the new barracuda 7200.10's are great
post #27 of 41
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The numbers prove it don't they.
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post #28 of 41
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MOBO: MSI p35 Neo-F E119
CPU: C2D E6600 E219 / C2d E6420 E189 (Wich one?)
RAM: GEIL 2gb DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 E89
GFX: Asus 8800GTS 320MB (EN8800GTS/HTDP) E289
CASE: Thermaltake Soprano + window E69
PSU: TAGAN TG700-U25 E129
SND: X-fi ExtremeMusic E69
Cooling:Thermaltake Bigtyp 120 (CPU) E39
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB (0.22 eur/GB) *2 RAID0 E238
Samsung SH-S183L (SATA DVD-RW) E29
Samsung SH-D163A (SATA DVD-ROM) E19
Monitor:Iiyama E1900WS-B3 E189
Input: Logitech RX1000 Laser mouse E29,-
Logitech Media Elite E29,-

Total E1555,-

No i am at my absolute max, and by the time i have this kind of money the prices are sure to have dropped a bit.

But just in case, what can i replace with a cheaper alternative, and what is better bang for buck?
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post #29 of 41
seems like a good solid build to me
post #30 of 41
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Thanks to all and rep+ to everyone that helped
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