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Ok,1st off.I have these HDD's in Raid0:http://directron.com/st3320418as.html
1)Will I see a performance gain with these in Raid0?:http://directron.com/st93205620as.html
And if so,
2)Can these be defragged?
3)Do these fit in this?:http://directron.com/sdp08.html
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Going to the Momentus will probably yield a healthy bump in access times due to the onboard flash memory. Read/write times aren't likely to be much faster if at all. If you're worried about speed (on top of your RAID 0) array, the next thing to do is just go full SSD. The Momentus was kind of outdated when it was released -- lots of marketing hype for bridging the two technologies and rather unimpressive performance.

For the record, I did have a RAID 0 array with the 7200.12's like you have listed at the first link. It was fast for sure. I ended up upgrading to a Crucial C300 128GB (355MB/s read and 170MB/s write) and notice overall OS snappiness has increased, albeit a minor increase. And considering that the C300 is leaps and bounds faster than the Momentus means you're unlikely to actually notice any improvement from your current setup.
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Any reason why MicroCenter specific? For $30 I'd get the 60GB Corsair F60 (285MB/s read & 275MB/s write) at Newegg.

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Better drive in my opinion.
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Take a look at this review. It shows lots of benchmarks of the Momentus XT, and well as 2 of them in RAID0.

BTW. You can't go wrong with the Momentus XTs. Only an SSD can beat them. But unlike the SSDs, these have lots of storage.
    
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