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Samsung SataII vs Hitachi SataII

post #1 of 18
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Im going to buy 2x80gb satas for a raid0 and im not sure yet wich one... Hitachi or Samsung? Performance is importante but so is the noise! (do the ftools also work with samsung?)

btw, how do i install windows on raid0?

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post #2 of 18
The Mobo you have doesn't support SATA-II, so you need to look at SATA HDD's, and there really is no reason to switch to SATA-II because there's not a HUGE increase for the amount of money you pay. It's good for a single drive but if you're going RAID-0 you can easily just get another 80GB IDE drive and put it into RAID-0 (if you have a IDE RAID controller) but if you dont get 2 SATA drives not SATA-II
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why would i spend money on SATAI? SataII is @ same price and its better for future expansion, sure it wont work on sataII speeds in my mobo but it will work on SataI speed. (so why on earth should i go with sataI?) and no.. im not interested in another IDE

After searching for this im probably going for a single 200gb Harddrive (still not sure if im going for hitachi or samsung sataII)

Btw, 200gb, 160gb, 80gb... all have the same performance? ia a 200gb slower than a 80gb?
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Parting the larger (single) drive will improve performance and locate the OS and progs on the outer faster part of the platers... that can not be done with RAID0 BTW.
    
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still... 200gb, 160gb, 80gb... all have the same performance? or is a 200gb slower than a 80gb?

and does anyone know reviews of samsung vs hitachi

those are my questions, plz dont tell me to buy another ide or something like that...

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post #6 of 18
If you are going to buy 2 and use them in sataI mode, why not try and get a raptor? It will have quicker seek times and whatnot. But if you go sata2, i cant complain about my samsung, its quiet and quick.

There shouldnt be a difference in speed as they get bigger, 80gb to 160gb, so get whatever fits your budget. Sata2's only advantage is burst speed really, some raptors in raid would destroy any sata2 in raid because of the rpm.

I vote get a raptor now and save up for another later.
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the hitachi deckstar and samsung spinpoint all get great reviews in my magazines but i like hitachi more and am going to get two 160gb models myself

for just over 100 quid two 160gb hitachi's in RAID seems nice

i might add a 250gb model as well for mp3's and movies.

but both of those drives are nice
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My vote's with hitachi. I've got a Deskstar that's about a year-and-a-half old and functions like it did on day one. It's whisper quiet, and I absolutely love it. For capacity, 200GB would last you a while, and possibly allow your computer to do things like dual-boot with linux or record TV (or both). Plus, my 80GB filled up fast, and I have installed very little recently to try to keep it rather empty.
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raptors are expensive

but if i had the money i would buy them over any hitachi or samsung
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post #10 of 18
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nah im not going for a raptor since they are expensive and loud

ill probably get a 160 or a 200gb samsung (since ive been hearing that they are quiter)

thx 4 the help ppl =)
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