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Old 03-27-2010, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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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!
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