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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
My 250GB AAKS drives have 16Mb cache. But the 640Gb drives are based on the new 320Gb platter by WD and are proven to outperform all but the Raptor drives in their lineup.
i think my 320's are aaks drives to,id have to d-check,and raptor are not worth the money or noise as far as im concerned,but thats meany way i think the 640's would be my choice.But im not a hd expert either but my 2 cents.
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You are right, I def dont want to get Raptors as they are too $$. So far the consensus is to get the 640Gb drives. So the 2 drives would outperform 3 250Gb drives in Raid 0?
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If you need more space then RAID0 640s is awesome. They are also really fast (of course you already know that )



If you added a 3rd drive to the RAID, you would have to reformat right? (was thinking if I wanted to add a 3rd 640).

If you need the space get it, if not, you should probably just keep the dual 250s, the differences probably won't be that noticeable.
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If you need more space then RAID0 640s is awesome. They are also really fast (of course you already know that )



If you added a 3rd drive to the RAID, you would have to reformat right? (was thinking if I wanted to add a 3rd 640).

If you need the space get it, if not, you should probably just keep the dual 250s, the differences probably won't be that noticeable.

Nice numbers on that RAID dr4gon! Yhea I am I will have to format, but I am reinstalling anyways. I put it off until Finals where over, and I need to do it with a fresh install and SP1 together.

I'm sure RAID performance difference wont even be noticeable.... So maybe you are right and I should stick to what I have now.

Maybe a better choice is to replace my somewhat loud 500Gb Maxtor with a newer HDD.
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I would go for the 2 x 6400AAKS. From what I've read 3 drive RAID doesn't give that much of a performance boost (I.e nowhere near like going from one drive to two drive RAID 0) And those WD drives look great

Plus you wouldn't need the maxtor anymore, unless you're the type of person who must have OS separate from games.
Edited by coffeejunky - 6/17/08 at 10:33am
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Yup the 640GB AAKs drives are very good for the price.
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I would go for the 2 x 6400AAKS. From what I've read 3 drive RAID doesn't give that much of a performance boost (I.e nowhere near like going from one drive to two drive RAID 0) And those WD drives look great

Plus you wouldn't need the maxtor anymore, unless you're the type of person who must have OS separate from games.
I keep a backup drive with all of my important files, like school work, music, pictures and anything else I dont want to lose in the event I have my RAID go down.

I dont see any reason to keep games I've installed on a seperate drive since they would have to be reinstalled anyways.
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post #18 of 30
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Update: I ordered 2 of the 640Gb AAKS drives for RAID 0. Thanks to everyone for their advice.
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hey tell us how much faster they are the the 250 AAKS drives. if its worth getting i might upgrade.
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hey tell us how much faster they are the the 250 AAKS drives. if its worth getting i might upgrade.
Will do!
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