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Hi, I have two Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000 rpm. I'm going to use as Slave drives. Do I need to get the Master Hard Drive the same speed as the slave drives are Thanks....Rich
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post #2 of 7
Raptors are SATA, you don't have actual Master/Slave like with IDE.
Could you further clarify your question please

Also, SATA drives could care less what speed the others are running at unless you mix different speed drives in a RAID set up.
    
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No the master drive doesnt have to be 10000 rpm too.
Ig thats what you mean.
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Thanks, I'm going to set up the WD Raptor's in 0 Raid and get a Big hard drive.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by AZUltraRich View Post
Thanks, I'm going to set up the WD Raptor's in 0 Raid and get a Big hard drive.
Again... there is no such thing as master/slave. It's just a terminology for IDE port 1 and port 2. Furthermore, Raptors are SATA drives which is a point-to-point connection so you don't have to worry about the drives affecting each other.
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post #6 of 7
The two Raptors as the main OS drive will likely perform better than any large single SATA HDD.
    
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I'm just asking if its better to put in one more hard drive to hold all the Computer programs on so I can free up the two WD 74GB for 0 Raid set up ? I'm trying to make my pc faster " on line gamming " Sorry about the "Master/Slave" comment I did not know what to call the set up thanks...Rich
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