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Well im compiling items for the build in my sig and am wondering is like 160$ worth it for a 74GB Raptor? or should i get a 16MB Cache 160GB for like 60$ I have an 80 right now that is less than 1/4 full but it is going to a PVR, So what are your suggestions?
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post #2 of 14
not worth it
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IMHO, I'd go with two 160gb HDD in Raid0 array and you'll see almost the performance of a raptor!
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Alright i was just wondering

EDIT: I dont want RAID0 Because of RAID drivers, failure loses everything and i just dont want to deal with it so would just 1 drive be good eneough for me?
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post #5 of 14
Thats what RAID 0+1 is for! You have a RAID...backing up a RAID!
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post #6 of 14
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But that is 3 drives! if they are $60 a peice then that is $180 which is more than a 74GB Raptor and im trying to stay below tht
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post #7 of 14
Just get 2 Perpendicular Drives and RAID0 it or 4 Drives and RAID 0+1

Raptors are too expensive for the performance wise. If they were 32MB cache, 15,000 RPM and SATA II. Then yes
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post #8 of 14
If you have the money to throw around then a Raptor is worth it IMO. If you have to save up for one then no, I'd look elsewhere. My
    
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post #9 of 14
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Well Then im not getting a raptor ill just get a cheaper 7200RPM drive
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post #10 of 14
the 150gig raptor or however much it is only like 200 dollars at best buy
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