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I can't stress enough how awesome the 640AAKS is in RAID0. XP boots almost immediately and sometimes I don't even wait for loading times. You won't regret these drives!
    
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Anyone happen to know if there is a chance that the price of these drives might go down anytime soon?
   
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I've not had a very good experience with Samsumg HDD's. I bought two 250GB drives last year and both of them failed within 3 months (within a week of each other to.) They went back under warranty and the two new ones I received also failed within 3 weeks, one of them was giving S.M.A.R.T errors straight away. I tried another after that then told the e'tailer to supply me with Seagates instead which they kindly did for no extra cost. I've been using Seagates ever since and had no problems at all with them.
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They will go down as soon as the 1.5TB drives will show up. Since there already are 333GB platters, it's possible to make 1.5TB on 5 platters, so I'd say there's a definite possibility to see 1.5TB in autumn. Prices will drop around the September-October, my 2 cents.
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post #25 of 25
Two Seagate ST3250410AS (essentially 250GB 7200.11s) drives in RAID 0 on my primary system (back when I was using RAID 0):



$55 each, shipped, at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

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And a final note, there is an error with HD Tach reading the burst speed, so just ignore the red graph showing 2822...
That's not really an error, just a result of the software cache. The Intel RAID drivers use some system memory for drive cache, and system memory is very fast.

Burst speeds are largely meaningless anyway.
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