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Old 09-12-2005, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i was thinking of upgrading my HDD to one faster and was considering RAID 0 to just have it as one HDD not being familiar with this (raid) was wondering whether i will see any better performance in games or even responsiveness in windows since files are being read from both HD's rather than one or even if i get one Barracuda will it be noticably faster than my Samsung drive as the Barracude im looking at is SATA 7200.7

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You wont notice much of a gaming performance difference if you setup a RAID-0 array. WHat you will notice, is that games load a lot faster. Also, keep in mind that you have to have 2 identical drives for a RAID-0 array.

As for your SATA vs IDE question: You will not notice a performance difference. Even benchmark differences are minimal, let alone what you can actually notice.
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Thanks for the reply

So is it worth an upgrading from my Samsung IDE to a Seagate Barracuda Then ?
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I would say no. If you want a 2nd hard drive, then go ahead and get the Seagate, but if you want to replace it, dont bother.
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stick with the IDE save some money. i dont even know why i went with sata
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