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2x seagate in raid0 or a raptor?

post #1 of 38
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This is for my future system...in sig.

I really want more space than the raptor, plus i think raid0 will give me a significant performance boost.

So what'll it be

Raptor 74GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

OR

2X Seagate 80GB 8mb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

Will i get the same performance with the seagates as the raptor?
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post #2 of 38
get the raptor to put your programs/os on and use the other say a seagate for all your other material, that would be the fastest way to do it , i personally had 2 seagates in a raid and it performed well, better then a single one but i saw my buddies comp with the raptor for his programs and a 400g for his other stuff and it was alot faster at loading games and booting windows
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post #3 of 38
this is what you should probably see performance wise from fastest to slowest

2x Raptors in RAID 0
2x Seagate in RAID 0
single Raptor
Single Seagate

you can substitute a different hd in place of the seagate drives you listed.

but you should see a performance boost with two hd in raid over a single raptor. Some might say no, but I personally think there is one.

and, you'll like those Seagate drives in RAID 0... that's what I have.
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post #4 of 38
The single raptor will be in par with the raid-0 seagates.
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post #5 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrabb1920
The single raptor will be in par with the raid-0 seagates.

I never had a raptor but before this weekend I had one barracuda seagate going and could encode DVDs at about 3500 kb/s now its at 8000 kb/s after configuring 2 barracudas with RAID 0 16k striping
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post #6 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrabb1920
The single raptor will be in par with the raid-0 seagates.
Not really. Bigval has two seagtes in raid 0 and we compared it to my raptor and his was about 40% faster.
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post #7 of 38
Yup, i've had two Seagates in RAID 0 for almost a year now, and its been nothing short of Great
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post #8 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Mumbles
Yup, i've had two Seagates in RAID 0 for almost a year now, and its been nothing short of Great
Plus I do believe it would be more cost efficient to get two Seagates than rather two expensive Raptors. Cost Efficient = Performance/$
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post #9 of 38
I'm faced with the same decision actually (Christmas present ). I have no real need of the added disk space from the two Seagates because I've yet to use all of my current 80GB Western Digital. And if I were to get the Raptor, I'd still keep my WD for non-priority data. It's been well established a correctly configured RAID array can keep sustained transfer rates in excess of 120MB/s, but my concern is access times. I was reading about a similar issue in another thread, and someone brought up a good point that I had forgotten. Generally, when making a data request, the computer is asking for small bits individually, rather than large chunks continuously. So by that logic, it would be better to have shorter access times than higher transfer rates, to a point. The Raptor on average has about half the access time of one of the Seagate, so it makes it the clear winner to me. But I also wanted to ask those of greater knowledge, does a RAID array in anyway shorten access times? Some sort of algorithim that tells Disk A to find the first bit of data and Disk B to find the second, theoretically halving access times? I dunno, but that's my concern. If not, I'm probably gonna go with the Raptor, as much as I was really wanting to get rid of my IDE drives in favor of SATA.
    
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post #10 of 38
well ultimately it's your decision...

if you just get one drive the way to go would be a single raptor... but if you get 2 the cost effective way would be to get two seagates. if money isn't an opject get two raptors... although I've heard that raptors are loud.
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