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post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Thought you didn't care about price/performance.
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post #24 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
But they don't take into account the size of the hdd at all. i would never buy a 36GB hdd just because it has the best price/performance ratio.

Not worth it IMO
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post #25 of 29
storage>speed
your games will load anyway.
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Yea I just found that kinda funny. Now that I've read some I really doubt I will even notice a difference in FPS, only load times. I may eventually get a Raptor, but it's definitely not a priority.
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post #27 of 29
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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.
"Reliability of a given RAID 0 set is equal to the average reliability of each disk divided by the number of disks in the set;..."

"That is, reliability (as measured by mean time to failure (MTTF) or mean time between failures (MTBF) is roughly inversely proportional to the number of members — so a set of two disks is roughly half as reliable as a single disk. In other words, the probability of a failure is roughly proportional to the number of members. If there were a probability of 5\\,\\% that the disk would fail within three years, in a two disk array, that probability would be upped to 1 - (1 - 0.05)^2 = 0.0975 = 9.75\\,\\%."

from wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels

so i probably should have said 2 drives in RAID0 roughly doubles your chance of a failure
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Yea I just found that kinda funny. Now that I've read some I really doubt I will even notice a difference in FPS, only load times. I may eventually get a Raptor, but it's definitely not a priority.
yea i dont think that HD's play much of a role in your FPS in games.
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I recently upgraded from 1 x 160GB Seagate 7200 to 2 x 36Gb Raptors in Raid 0.

What I can tell you for fact is the new setup has made no improvement to gaming FPS or 3D Mark 06.

Where it HAS made a noticeable difference is in boot times & game loading times.

Programs also seem to install faster.
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