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Just ordered 4 maxtor SATA 2 3.0gbs 80gb HDs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144010
and 4 silverstone SATA 2 cables, Just had to share this cant wait to put these under raid 0 havent seen anyone bench 4 sata II hd's at raid 0 cant wait to see this thing boogie

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The SATA II doesnt mean anything over regular SATA, but it looks good, have fun. The ideal would be 4 drives with a 16 meg cache, if you have the scratch 4 of the new raptors would rule.
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1. it is not 3.0gb/s its 300mb/s
2. there are differences between SATA and SATAII, for example, SATAII has NCQ and some mroe features
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SATA is Considered 1.5gb/s or 150mbs Sata II is 3.0Gb/s, SATA II is 300MBs SATA is 150MBs Transfer Rate wouldnt that make a difference?
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post #5 of 11
You can find NCQ on regular SATA drives

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Originally Posted by Bigb21
SATA II is 300MBs SATA is 150MBs Transfer Rate wouldnt that make a difference?
Thats only bandwidth it doesnt operat at that speed. on an average 7200 RPM drive you'll get around 60-70 Mb/sec transfer rate.
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post #6 of 11
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Really you think 7200Rpm gets that high 60-70mb most 7200Rpms are 45-50mbs that ive seen raptors are near 70mbs
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post #7 of 11
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Really you think 7200Rpm gets that high 60-70mb most 7200Rpms are 45-50mbs that ive seen raptors are near 70mbs
It all depends. When I did a fresh install on 1 maxtor 160 drive and ran hd bench test i got 67 average, but if it were half full or more it would be slower. Its all about where on the disk the data is the outside is always faster, raptors aside from being 10,000 RPM are also smaller disks.
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post #8 of 11
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well im not trying to argue with you just trying to get info sorry for all the replys but wouldnt you think having the higher bandwith would create faster load times in games?
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Originally Posted by Bigb21
well im not trying to argue with you just trying to get info sorry for all the replys but wouldnt you think having the higher bandwith would create faster load times in games?
Not really because you wont max out the bandwidth of a 150 drive, but having 2 or in your case the 4 drives will really help. Remember the stripe block should be 16K if the cluster size is 4k (default).
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post #10 of 11
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thanks for the quick responses man really appreciate the input.
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