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I guess I should've been more concise:
I don't care about price/performance, only performance.
I have 1 250 Gb SATA and 1 160Gb external USB, so storage isn't a big deal (at all)
I don't care about noise, as my case is already loud enough.
I'm not going to run RAID 0 because there isn't really much of a performance gain, only gain in security due to HDD redundancy. I have a buddy that used to RAID two of these and he quit because it doesn't matter.
Here's my
for RAID 0 not doing much for gaming:
http://www.overclockercafe.com/Articles/RAID/pg_2.htm
Does anyone actually have this HDD and have any benchmarks, like before and after game tests or SiSandra/PCMark tests?
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post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
I guess I should've been more concise:
I don't care about price/performance, only performance.
I have 1 250 Gb SATA and 1 160Gb external USB, so storage isn't a big deal (at all)
I don't care about noise, as my case is already loud enough.
I'm not going to run RAID 0 because there isn't really much of a performance gain, only gain in security due to HDD redundancy. I have a buddy that used to RAID two of these and he quit because it doesn't matter.
Here's my
for RAID 0 not doing much for gaming:
http://www.overclockercafe.com/Articles/RAID/pg_2.htm
Does anyone actually have this HDD and have any benchmarks, like before and after game tests or SiSandra/PCMark tests?

NOoooooooooooooo i just bought 2 Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive's just for a raid 0 array .Dam i should have just bought one 320gb SE version and been done with it...
    
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Well I have 4 Raptors in RAID 5 on an Areca 1210 and I love it. Nothing quite like 200+ mbs bandwidth (that's my average read--not burst )

But I was curious and bought 4 Seagate 7200.10 SATA drives as I have been hearing so many good things about the perps.

And they are actually faster than the Raptors at Burst and Average Read when running onboard. I have not tried them on the Areca--but I did bench the Raptor and the Perp side by side both as single drives and as two drive arrays on a 925X chipsetted mobo with ICHR5--and the Perps beat out the Raptors in every category except Random Access.

As much as I love m Raptors (I like that sound ) the Perps are every bit as good a drive except for the seek times--which are nearly double that of the Raptor.

If you are looking for really fast desktop response I would say the Raptor has the edge--but not by much. Even a single Seagate 7200.10 is much much faster than any drive except a Raptor. I really can't see why anyone would buy anything slower...Seagate is really on top with the 7200.10.
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^^^
Sound advice I think I'm going for single raptor.
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post #15 of 29
Raptors are not for storage..
If you want the best performance, get a raptor.
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I personally don't think its worth it...Such a small HD would get filled in a day if I had it
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post #17 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
I guess I should've been more concise:
I don't care about price/performance, only performance.
I have 1 250 Gb SATA and 1 160Gb external USB, so storage isn't a big deal (at all)
I don't care about noise, as my case is already loud enough.
I'm not going to run RAID 0 because there isn't really much of a performance gain, only gain in security due to HDD redundancy. I have a buddy that used to RAID two of these and he quit because it doesn't matter.
Here's my
for RAID 0 not doing much for gaming:
http://www.overclockercafe.com/Articles/RAID/pg_2.htm
Does anyone actually have this HDD and have any benchmarks, like before and after game tests or SiSandra/PCMark tests?
actually with RAID0 youre twice as likely to have a hard drive failure b/c if one drive fails they are both dead. and as far as whether to get a raptor or like two 7200.10's in RAID Id go with the RAID- for much less money youll get faster read and write times, and more space.
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/03/...ges_wd_raptor/
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I was pondering this thought myself a few months back. I thought I would give the 74GB raptor a try as my Operating system and games harddrive. yeah it is quick and tend to be the first to connect to servers etc. The downside of this is in most cases you still need the slower people to connect before you can start gaming. (not a problem in single player games)

I picked up a large storage drive last weekend in the shape of a 500GB WD 16MB SATA II drive. The benchmarks are quite interesting.

They show that the Raptor is only slightly faster at sustained transfer rate and random access speeds due to the two 10,000RPM platter but the sequential read speed is better on the 500GB caviar SE drive due to higher aureal density of 5 platters at 7200RPM.

So on this basis alone I would find it difficult to justify the extra outlay on a Raptor unless you wanted the status quo which is attached to the Raptor drives.



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Yea the ONLY thing that I'm concerned about is performance. Yes, RAID 0 will give a faster transfer rate, but not in gaming (FPS) I've read many articles regarding benches, and it's just not worth using an extra drive, IMO.
I really just want the fastest HDD on the market, completely disregarding size. I have more than enough storage now!

Here is my current OS installed HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144422
compared to the Raptor I'm eyeballing (promo now at newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136054
Nevermind that Maxtor isn't the SATA version.
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actually with RAID0 youre twice as likely to have a hard drive failure b/c if one drive fails they are both dead. and as far as whether to get a raptor or like two 7200.10's in RAID Id go with the RAID- for much less money youll get faster read and write times, and more space.
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/03/...ges_wd_raptor/
RAID0 does not double hard drive failure. The MTBF of an array is the decreased to the lesser quality hard drive. There is a difference in that those statements.
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