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Ok I'm looking for a new HDD for a custom build, here is the link...

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...ade-build.html

Looking at two different HDD's, which one would be best to go with? And what setup should I use? Not really familiar with RAID or SATA really?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148134

It'll be cheaper going with two of these...but the extra 250GB could come in handy..LOL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
    
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I wouldn't recommend anything over 500GB because of the poor price/GB ratio.

If I were you I would go with two 320GB Seagates in RAID0. Fast with lots of storage. You can always get more later on

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

$80 each
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I wouldn't recommend anything over 500GB because of the poor price/GB ratio.

If I were you I would go with two 320GB Seagates in RAID0. Fast with lots of storage. You can always get more later on
I have a 320GB Seagate and it's great. It's very quiet and fast.
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SATA is just an interface.... the real world performance of SATA is nil. It just cabling easier.

RAID are ways of organizing how HDs work together. All have benefits and dangers/costs. http://www.acnc.com/raid.html
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I concur with Jack. But, be aware that these are OEM HD's ... they come without any SATA cables, or audio cables... ( just so ya know).
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Ohh ok, cool! Thanks guys, I'll check out the 320GB Seagates and read up on RAID, I really want the best performance I can get out the components I'm going to be using for my build!
    
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I concur with Jack. But, be aware that these are OEM HD's ... they come without any SATA cables, or audio cables... ( just so ya know).
Yep, but most motherboards these days come with several SATA and IDE cables and stuff so he should be fine.
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I have a set of nice long round IDE cables that I switched out with the flat ones on my current comp, so I'll probably switch them out again and use though cause I really like the look of them.

So I can use either SATA or IDE for a RAID setup? If so which would be better, SATA? And yes my DS2R mobo did come with the SATA cables!

I do like the price/GB of the 320GB HDD's, I think I will go with two of them! Thanks for the info guys!

EDIT: Man, I need to keep up with studying for my A+ Cert, I remember RAID now...just needed a refresher! LOL I'm gonna go with RAID 0, it's the best setup for my needs.
    
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I have a set of nice long round IDE cables that I switched out with the flat ones on my current comp, so I'll probably switch them out again and use though cause I really like the look of them.

So I can use either SATA or IDE for a RAID setup? If so which would be better, SATA? And yes my DS2R mobo did come with the SATA cables!

I do like the price/GB of the 320GB HDD's, I think I will go with two of them! Thanks for the info guys!

EDIT: Man, I need to keep up with studying for my A+ Cert, I remember RAID now...just needed a refresher! LOL I'm gonna go with RAID 0, it's the best setup for my needs.
Use SATA because its faster and those HDs do not support IDE interface.
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Ohh, thanks for the information JackZ5o! I guess I didn't look close enough at the pictures, or read the reviews close enough. lol SATA works for me though, cables are smaller anyways. I wanna keep it pretty open for air flow on the inside.
    
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