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Western Digital WD6402AAEX With 64mb Cache best choice for RAID 0?

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As above guys, I'll spend around £100 on 2 new HDD's for better results then I have now.

These seem very good because of the 64mb cache?

If you know anything better let me know

How would the WD's compare to my current RAID 0 array?

post #2 of 5
My 6401AALS drives (original WD blacks) ran about ~95MB average read and 11ms seek time. In raid I get about 180-185MB average read speed with the same seek time.

I'd imagine these new AAEX drives will be 5-10mb faster for each drive, so in a RAID 0 set up, I think they'll be around 200-210MB/s average read. I have no idea what the seek time is like on the new WD blacks.

That's all based on HDtune.
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I just want to know whats best for my load times both in terms of games and OS..
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SSD will be better for OS load times. Not sure how a SSD affects games though.
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I've ordered them, I'll twice the storage space I have now so I'll more then likely short stroke them
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