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No, no no no .... that's not what I was saying.. for a RAID0 setup, hands down the two drives with the 32mb cache will be faster than one of the WD drives.

I tested my Raptors in RAID-0 (16mb) vs. my Samsung F1s in RAID-0 (32mb) and the Samsungs were definitely faster in the read/write portions. These were both on the same controller and in the same environment.

I'm not trying to spark a big debate because I know you know your stuff. My .02 is all

I did post the screenshots of the test in the Abyss build log if you wish to check them out
But then you have to realize that the Samsung F1 by nature is a faster drive in read/write than both 7200.11 and the AAKS.

Here are 2 Samsung 640GB's (16MB cache each) in RAID-0: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...77&postcount=6

More cache isn't always better. That new 320GB-platter F1 beats pretty much all the old 250GB-platter F1s.
Edited by NuclearCrap - 6/8/08 at 6:16am
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Updated =)

Also

Shall i get the 250GB AAKs?

They wouldnt make a dual platter 250GB would they?

Just wanna rule out the possibility, Ebuyer.com wont be able to check for me - their warehouse is too vast and is done via robots [Watched a video on YouTube]
    
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this would be close to your choice with a bit of money saved.
I have never had an issue with them either.
LL
Edited by The_Parrot - 6/12/08 at 3:29am
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post #24 of 26
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Holy crap thats cheaper ^^

Even with VAT added

Hmm

I'm disliking Micro atm, RMA'd my motherboard with them on the 22nd of May [They recieved it on the 23rd] - Its the 12th of June today...still no motherboard =(

Another 2 weeks they say!

=O

=(

I'll have a look, im unsure about those reapers as i'll be using a Zalman 9700NT, i guess i could check them out, havnt heard brilliant things about the reapers...never heard much about the reapers tbh

Thanks parrot!

I'll +Rep ya me lad, n good forum name =)

Oh, i'll also do a don build log ^^


£567.15 using Ebuyer + Microdirect - Thats pretty intense! Thanks =)
Edited by . // Fixion - 6/12/08 at 4:47am
    
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Sorry just bumping for personal use
    
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Sod planned build - snowboarding calls


http://www.bonfiresnow.com/product.aspx?id=134&g=0


In red


Gonna reduce build budget significantly
Edited by . // Fixion - 6/25/08 at 5:46am
    
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