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Old 06-24-2006, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright... well, I have a 160GB ATA HD, with 7200 RPM. I was thinking of getting another HD, that had 10,000 RPM, for my games and operating system. Would this make a difference, or would my money be place elseware? And finally... what size should I buy?
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get another 160 sata drive and raid em... you'll get the preformance ans HD size you want and save the money for when the new hardware comes out! 10k's are nice don't get me wrong. I have 2 myself... but truthfully I only see the OS performance, my games still load up the same (to me)
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Wait, what do you mean, "Raid em"

I'm sort of a novice when it comes to this stuff.
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Put them into a "raid" format. meaing both hard drive are used at the same time to store/retrieve info. making them faster when they work together.

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well, first off....for my opinion i need to know if you are running SATA or Parellal.

i just seen ATA.
there is S-ATA and P-ATA

S-ATA supports faster speed (150-300) witch in my opinion wouldn't be worth doing a RAID with a P-ATA(100-133) due to bandwith differences that i placed in brackets.
or..if it even works...never tired...never looked.

if you have a P-ATA, then i suggest the Western Digital 10K Raptor, either 36gig or 74gig depending on how much games you load at once.

if you have a S-ATA (witch i doubt from your specs since you say it's old) you wouldn't see to much of a difference with a 10K and i would just buy another 7200rpm and RAID if you need the room.
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Wait.. I thought P-ATA and ATA were two seperate things.

Alright, thanks.. I think it'd be better to at least get a 250GB SATA drive first =\
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