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Get a SSD for a boot drive and for some of your most played games and get 2 samsung spinpoint F3 or 4s and raid 0 them
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Get a SSD for a boot drive and for some of your most played games and get 2 samsung spinpoint F3 or 4s and raid 0 them
Western Digital RE4's would be a better choice.They're faster and more reliable in RAID. Since he was going to get six Raptors, expense doesn't seem to be an issue.
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If you have to stop and ask, the majority of the time it's a bad idea.

In this case, if you value any kind of long term data storage it's a horrendous idea. If you just want to benchmark stuff for a week then by all means.

You'd be a lot better off putting the money toward an SSD.

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requires me to move large ammounts of small files arround all the time witch can be a problem on SSD's
Also a speed issue on mechanical SSD's as well.
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If you have to stop and ask, the majority of the time it's a bad idea.

In this case, if you value any kind of long term data storage it's a horrendous idea. If you just want to benchmark stuff for a week then by all means.

You'd be a lot better off putting the money toward an SSD.


Also a speed issue on mechanical SSD's as well.
His data is backed up ever night automatically.
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With that many drives, you're much better off doing a RAID 5. It would still be much faster than a single drive, and you get a good degree of redundancy (1 drive can totally fail.)
RAID 5 is RAID 0 + RAID 1. He would still get same performance as RAID 0.
     
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RAID 5 is RAID 0 + RAID 1. He would still get same performance as RAID 0.
What? No.
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well after reading some of these posts i decided to get the raptors but go with a temporary solution until i can get them, about (2 weeks to a month from now) I added 2 caviar blue 160gb to my raid for now (both where $25 a piece)
here are my current benches, will post new ones when i get the 6 raptors

Edited by THC Butterz - 4/20/11 at 8:05pm
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Very bad idea, go with a raid 10
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post #29 of 35
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RAID 5 is RAID 0 + RAID 1. He would still get same performance as RAID 0.
Wth no. Raid 5 is a parity level raid where a raid 10 is a mirror and a stripe.

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Very bad idea, go with a raid 10
my MB doesnt support raid 10 and I don't have a free slot on my Mother board
to put a expensive RAID card in
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