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Western Digital Caviar RE2 400GB SATA 7200RPM 16MB 8.7 Hard Drive OEM 5YEAR MFR Warranty In




this is the last part I need... and I just noticed it does have SATA 3.0

and now im confused, is this gonna be a slow drive?
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sata 3 it only goes up to 2, but no that isnt a slow drive at all 16 mb cache will help with loading games/applications fast.Some drives with a 16mb cache can rival the faster drives such as a raptor,but not the cheetahs
    
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I mean SATA 3.0gb/sec



the drive i posted does not have SATA 3.0gb/sec
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Im going to bet 2 WD2500 caviar 16 sata2's would be cheaper and faster and you can raid them... also = 500gb's
    
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Yea, that big of a hard drive is not very cost effective yet. I believe the best price per gig ratio is around a 250 gig hdd. It would be a much better solution, and a better performing solution, to get two 250 gig hdds and to raid 0 them. Look around for the benefits of raid 0
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mootin
sata 3 it only goes up to 2, but no that isnt a slow drive at all 16 mb cache will help with loading games/applications fast.Some drives with a 16mb cache can rival the faster drives such as a raptor,but not the cheetahs
Off topic: Thanks for the instructions on how to make a pokey. I just made one.

On topic: I think that would be an excellent drive
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post #7 of 11
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i dont want 2 drives because if one fails im not gonna be happy.

also, i was just concerned about the SATA speed

with the drive not being SATA 3.0gb/sec is it still gonna be quick?


it says 8.7ms seek time is that pretty fast?
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That harddrive is a Raid Specific Edition. So unless you use it in a Raid setup I would not get it.
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post #9 of 11
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i heard the Raid Edition is a better drive, made to take more abuse


also, the SE is 5$ cheaper and comes with a 3 year warranty

and the RE comes with 5 year
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
i dont want 2 drives because if one fails im not gonna be happy.

also, i was just concerned about the SATA speed

with the drive not being SATA 3.0gb/sec is it still gonna be quick?


it says 8.7ms seek time is that pretty fast?
you have like 3 or 5 year warranty on all hard drives
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