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post #1 of 8
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Im stuck between these 2 drives...


Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty




-or-


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





the second one is about 150$ more (Canadian)
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post #2 of 8
In my mind it would be to pay 150$ extra for the last one. Why not take two of the first one if you need the space?
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post #3 of 8
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i dunno if I need the space... i only have a 14 gig HD. right now
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post #4 of 8
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what one would be faster? or better quality?
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post #5 of 8
They're pretty much the same, just different amounts of space. If you can fit everything on a 14GB, I'd say just go for the 250 gig, it'll be more than enough space for you.
post #6 of 8
I just got that same 250. I love it. Improved my boot time over the 80gig IDE i was booting off. Also note that WD's RE and RE2 lines use Time limited error recovery, which is great for redundant RAID setups, but not good for desktops or RAID 0. May or may not be an issue though, and you may be able to disable it.
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post #7 of 8
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How do you RAID 0?


is that where half thje load goes to 1 HD and thje other load goes to the other HD? or where everything copys to the other HD?


also, to RAID does it have to be an EXACT same HDD? same everything or can it be a small HDD?
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post #8 of 8
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so Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty is the BEST way to go?


I dont think I want to RAID
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