raid vs more cache hdd - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2010, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Butthole of Ohio
Posts: 24
Default raid vs more cache hdd

ok im looking to pick up a hard drive or two. im looking at these - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD253GJ 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

as you can see if i posted them correctly the latter is a tb with 32 mb cauche and the former is a 250 gb with 16. they are both 7200 rpm. what i want to know is, would it be faster to run 2x250 gb in a raid than the 1tb. i dont need a tb but if it would be about the same performance, as well as more reliable and is the same money then I will go with it. any input would be much appreciated. I have heard raid setups can bring problems and problems is the whole reason i dont just get a solid state drive and mechanical for backup. thanks in advance for advice.

Waynehead is offline  
Old 03-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 19
Default Re: raid vs more cache hdd

If you can afford...get an SSD. They have much faster transfer rates and have no moving parts so they are virtually silent in operation. And if that speed isn't enough, get 2 SSD's and run them in Raid 0, then we're talking blazing fast transfers!
TMayneHassuru is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good HDD for RAID JosephBarker New Systems | Building and Buying 7 03-26-2010 02:00 AM
Unlocking 6mb cache in phenom ii x4 810 is possible thirdshiftdj Overclocking and Modding 0 03-09-2009 03:19 PM
HDD not found. brellan217 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 01-10-2009 01:40 AM
Pre-RAID Guide veg1992 New Systems | Building and Buying 13 07-20-2007 10:26 PM
RAID question? Ice8168 New Systems | Building and Buying 15 07-20-2007 04:19 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.