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Poll Results: Which HDD for RAID0?

 
  • 40% (6)
    2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS
  • 20% (3)
    2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB
  • 40% (6)
    2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB
  • 0% (0)
    Other
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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of upgrading the HDDs in my sig rig to 2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS in RAID0. However, the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB and 750GB 7200.11 look good as well.

Anyone have any advice?



Secondary question... Is it any more difficult to image my new RAID0 array compared with imaging a new single drive? I've done a RAID array to a single drive before, but never RAID to RAID.
Edited by dankoni - 6/15/08 at 7:31am
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post #2 of 14
WD6400AAKS all the way
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post #3 of 14
regarding the imaging going from raid to raid, it depends on the program that you are using. I imagine it would be the same way as going from raid to a single drive; except that you first build the new array. I'm assuming the imaging program that you are using has a stand alone boot cd that would allow you to place the image onto the new array.
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post #4 of 14
7200.11 would be my recomendation. Raid0 can be a pain in the butt- It doesn't like to do little things like partition and such- but the speed is worth it!

I didn't check your OS, but if you're running XP, you'll need a floppy drive. XP will ONLY instally mass storage device drivers from a floppy. Vista will accept thumb drives as well, and comes with most of the major raid drivers anyway.

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post #5 of 14
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Thx for the input all. Any idea if I will see a performance increase from these new drives? It's not that important, I just need more space and drives are pretty cheap right now.
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post #6 of 14
Im going to go with RAID of Seagate 750GB. That will be fast.

I heard that the Samsung F1 are really fast, but I dont have any evidence to back this up.

What do you do with your computer? Im not sure where you would see a performance increase. You will have better boot and load times but unless your working with large files (CAD, video, ect) you are really only going to see a performance increase with benchmarks.
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post #7 of 14
you may, but it won't be earth shattering since you are already raid. But take a look at Tom's hardware charts, they test hard drives and you can look at how they compare at various tests:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/h...mance,658.html
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Originally Posted by mica3speedy View Post
you may, but it won't be earth shattering since you are already raid. But take a look at Tom's hardware charts, they test hard drives and you can look at how they compare at various tests:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/h...mance,658.html
I checked, but the 6400AAKS isn't in there.
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post #9 of 14
I have 2 of the Seagate 320GBs. They are amazing.... I get around 130-140MB/s average
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post #10 of 14
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I'm getting 2x WD6400AAKS. Can't pass up $99 w/ free shipping at the egg.

Thanks all. Reps all around.
Edited by dankoni - 6/15/08 at 10:26am
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