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currently im looking at these drives for raid 0 b/c of the speed and the size, but if you guys no of any better drives for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140168
    
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Thats a pretty slow drive. Just a second ill try and find a better one.

Edit: If you dont mind the size these ones are really fast: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160
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If you have 160 dollars, why not go with 4 80 gig drives? Nice 80 gig drives are like 40 bucks now.
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My suggestion is to get one 74GB Raptor now, and then upgrade later. 1 Raptor is faster than those HD in raid.
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post #5 of 10
4 x 80gb eould give you some options --- RAIDs 0, 0+1, 1 (not practical) 3, 5, 10 would all be viable with 4 drives. something to consider.

edit: btw I can't say much good about maxtor, I've had 4 and 3 died within 6 months of purchase
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A couple reviewers said that their drives died 2 months after purchasing one, one even died the next day. I'd be careful.
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post #7 of 10
I know these drives are smaller than what you were looking for... but they are very fast.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040
I've got 2 of them.
here is a thread where they were compared to WD Raptors
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...tml#post633641
Plus they'll only run you about 120
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
My suggestion is to get one 74GB Raptor now, and then upgrade later. 1 Raptor is faster than those HD in raid.
not true. 2 7200rpm SATA drives in RAID 0 can be faster than a single drive. take a look at the link I just posted. My Seagate RAID 0 Drive beats a single 74Gb raptor and is not far behind a Raptor RAID 0 config
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Heh...My 2 Seagate 7200.9 drives SPANK a single Raptor, and almost equal them in RAID0.
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so 2x80gb (these)
and then later 2 more? to run all 4 in raid 0?
    
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