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http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...tID=10591&SID=

Do tell me, does anyone here have this? And how's the performance?

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2x 500 RAID 0 is a lot cheaper. and faster.
1TB drives do come with a lot of bragging rights though.
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True, some 500gb drives range from 130-160 now, raid 0'ing them would be more affordable, however a single drive, without configuring raid, but getting 2... doing raid 1... would be impressive eh?
    
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True, some 500gb drives range from 130-160 now, raid 0'ing them would be more affordable, however a single drive, without configuring raid, but getting 2... doing raid 1... would be impressive eh?
Getting 4 500GB in RAID1+0 would be even better.
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Im probably getting one of these shortly.

After blowing up one of my Raptors I started looking at drives again.
Im sick of multiple drives (i dont even remeember whats on what and I have 320gb's, 250's,500's etc etc) and love the simplicity of larger single drives.
Aesthetically its far nicer having One drive and 1 sata cable.

I would like to change to:
1 x 150gb Raptor as OS drive.
2 x 1TB drives, one being used as my Master store (all my photos,DVDs, files etc) with the 2nd acting as a backup of the first.
post #6 of 16
you dont HAVE to RAID them, you could just run them as seperate drives, which is what i would do.
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Ummm, you really plan on using that much space, cog? And from what I've heard, the 32 MB cache makes these things ridiculously fast, and even 750 GB WDs have been shown to outrun raptors.
    
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Ummm, you really plan on using that much space, cog? And from what I've heard, the 32 MB cache makes these things ridiculously fast, and even 750 GB WDs have been shown to outrun raptors.
I have about 1300Gb of films.
120Gb of Music
And drives full of stuff that needs sorting but I never have the time.
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True, some 500gb drives range from 130-160 now, raid 0'ing them would be more affordable, however a single drive, without configuring raid, but getting 2... doing raid 1... would be impressive eh?
no, they start at 100 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148108
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I'm in canada man, lol...

Newegg is for the States only

And yeah, a combo of 2x 1tb is good for 1 main + 1 backup, and of course a single raptor for primary, is impressive still, or 2 raptor (1 for main + programs, other for games and games).

I have at least 12k music and climbing, and I have yet to fill 1x 250gb drive with it yet... though i'm trying

So i'll eventually need larger hd's, etc...

This might help

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