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  • 58% (14)
    Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA Hard Drive 7200rpm x 2 [RAID 0] Price £20.00
  • 25% (6)
    Western Digital WD Raptor WD740 74GB SATA Hard Drive 10000rpm Price £29.99
  • 16% (4)
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post #11 of 34
I would agree with what has already been said. RAID0 will slow things down on boot, twice the failure points, and since you are using this as data storage, I would go for the raptor.
    
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Originally Posted by narabhut View Post
As someone else said, RAID will lead to an increased boot time. I'd also recommend the Raptor because if one of the drives in RAID fails, you lose all your data, so with RAID you have twice the chance of losing data.
Losing data due to RAID is hardly a real worry. Buying an old drive off of eBay is much more worrisome. And for me that isn't even a big worry.

Seagate, in my experience, has never been as reliable as WD so I would go with the WD.

Good luck on which ever choice you make and may it serve you well.
Edited by Zarchon - 12/23/10 at 2:48pm
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Losing data due to RAID is hardly a real worry. Buying an old drive off of eBay is much more worrisome. And for me that isn't even a big worry.
This, unless the drive is over 5 years old or you drop it or its a bad brand, if it's going to die, it'll be dead when you plug it in, or it will show warnings in SMART.
    
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post #14 of 34
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This, unless the drive is over 5 years old or you drop it or its a bad brand, if it's going to die, it'll be dead when you plug it in, or it will show warnings in SMART.
I understand the risk with purchasing from fleaBay. but to buy a similar drive new it's going to cost £79.99

Currently my Drive set up is like

Samsung 500GB 5400rpm [Boot drive Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit]
Samsung 1.5TB 7200rpm [Boot drive Windows 7 Professional 64bit]
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm [Storage/Backup]

Ideally I would like to have Home and Pro on 2 fast HDD but they are both OEM purchase and my 1.5TB drive is full of works related stuff
post #15 of 34
You can get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB for less than the amount you would pay for 2x those 7200RPM drives and literally obliterate the performance of either of those choices
post #16 of 34
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You can get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB for less than the amount you would pay for 2x those 7200RPM drives and literally obliterate the performance of either of those choices
My Samsung Spinpoint 1.5TB is an F3

I don't know I might just buy a Cheap SSD like a kingston 40GB for £39.99
Edited by SickStew - 12/23/10 at 10:07pm
post #17 of 34
the 10K RPM drive is really not much faster than other drives. the main thing its good for is seek time, which is only a couple ms faster, which most people do not notice. The RAID 0 setup will be MUCH faster than the raptor. It would even be faster than a newer velociraptor as well.
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the 10K RPM drive is really not much faster than other drives. the main thing its good for is seek time, which is only a couple ms faster, which most people do not notice. The RAID 0 setup will be MUCH faster than the raptor. It would even be faster than a newer velociraptor as well.
This set up is for Game Storage only it will not be a boot drive

I was made clear earlier in this thread that it would slow down my boot time
post #19 of 34
Rather than spending 20 quid on old & slow drives I would buy a new 320GB Samsung F4 for just a few pounds more. It will be quicker and more reliable than either of your options.

If you're looking on eBay for drives then a couple of 10/15k U320 drives and a controller would probably cost similar cash (they are dirt cheap as no one wants them any more), but will also be much faster than your other options. I really wouldn't recommend it though, as they do run hot and loud.

I would also reorder your drives so that you don't boot an OS from a 5400rpm drive either.
post #20 of 34
29 bucks for a raptor? I'd jump all over that
    
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