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Yo guys, i have a Maxtor Diamond max in me comp atm and once i get me Quadcore i think my hard drive is going to be the one slowing me down, would i get a noticeable performance boost from using 1 Raptor?

I'd use the 36GB One cos' i only use my computer for gaming =P


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36GB sucks for space

Honestly I bought the 74GB and regret it for the price I got per GB

Get 2x250GB Western Digtal AAKS SATAs and RAID 0 them for great performance and storage.
    
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Yes you would notice an improvement in load times etc, but i'd say get 2x 7200.11 drive instead and go RAID0. 36GB would last all of about 5 secs when you start installing games.
 
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Normally games load all the files before you start playing, so you probably won't see anything noticeable. Anyway, there probably isn't enough of a read/write gain to make those loading screens go by more than one or two seconds faster.

Edit: If the guy only wants 36GB of space then stop trying to get him to buy bigger drives.
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I have everything installed on main comp since about august - 21GB, i dont use much

So you think im better off getting another Maxtor Diamondmax [Maybe a PCI RAID card] and setting em up in RAID 0?

So raid 0...It writes the information between the hard drives [writes bits of data to both of them...so 1234 will be stored as 12 on first hard drive than 34 on the second, then when it reads it, it can do it in half the time]

That correct?
    
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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
I have everything installed on main comp since about august - 21GB, i dont use much

So you think im better off getting another Maxtor Diamondmax [Maybe a PCI RAID card] and setting em up in RAID 0?

So raid 0...It writes the information between the hard drives [writes bits of data to both of them...so 1234 will be stored as 12 on first hard drive than 34 on the second, then when it reads it, it can do it in half the time]

That correct?
Sort of....

RAID0 or striping as it's better known splits data (ie; 1 file) into two parts onto 2 drives, thus resulting in twice the data read/write operations. It's a must, once you RAID you'll never use a single drive again. Well, at least until SSD's are more affordable...
 
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RAID0 just splits your data in half and writes (or reads) each half to (or from) different HDDs.
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So i'd be getting double the HDD speed if i get another identicle to my current drive and set up raid0?
    
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