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alright so my idea is to get a 73 gig 15k rpm hd and put the system files on it and have it set to what everything downloads too also and then transfer the downloaded files later to another hard drive like a 250 gig

is this a good idea?
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alright so my idea is to get a 73 gig 15k rpm hd and put the system files on it and have it set to what everything downloads too also and then transfer the downloaded files later to another hard drive like a 250 gig

is this a good idea?
Theres 15k rpm HDD out?? I thought the fastest were the 10k rpm Raptors 74.5GB.
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Theres 15k rpm HDD out?? I thought the fastest were the 10k rpm Raptors 74.5GB.
Yes, there are 15k ones. I think the fastest recorded HDD is still the Raptor 150GB 10k RPM though. Don't quote me on that though, I'm not 100%
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15,000RPM SATA or SCSI
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There are 15,000rpm Ultra320 SCSI drives... don't know about SATA. But you can't use them unless you have an Ultra320 (or Ultra160, but you lose bandwidth) SCSI controller, which'll set you back about $100.
    
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Well you need some new Hardware, but i would suggest a 10K raptor, they are fast enough for anything.....get a pair of 74GB raptors and RAID 0 them together
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Don't spend money on a 15K SCSI or SAS setup. They are very fast drives, but are designed for server type workloads. You'll actually get better performance from the new Raptor 150. I would get one of those.
     
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Well you need some new Hardware, but i would suggest a 10K raptor, they are fast enough for anything.....get a pair of 74GB raptors and RAID 0 them together
i dont completely understand RAID
how does it work at whats the diff between 0,1 and 2
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Raid 0 will write one block of info to one of the drives and the next block to the second drive, and read it in the same fashion so when one drive is seeking the other is transfering info (aka stripe array). Raid 1 write the blocks of data to both drives so you have a back up of all your data (aka mirror array). Im not sure about raid 2? I have never heard about that one.

edit: check this out it may explain it better then me http://www.overclock.net/682965-post8.html
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RAID 0 doubles theoretical performance but only slightly improves windows boot times and game load times, the data is basically split up into tiny chunks and written in sequence to your drives (you can have any even number of drives in RAID 0 and the performance just keeps scaling up to a point lol) and then when a file is read all of the drives read different parts of it at the same time. Basically seek times remain the same as do latencies but as I said, whenever a game or Windows is loading something it is alot faster. My brother has 2 of my drives in RAID 0 and the only real improvement I have noticed is importing songs onto iTunes LOL! (but that is SO fast its almost worth it just for the awesomeness of seeing 300 songs literally zip by )
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