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Old 11-10-2007, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [1X RAPTOR +1X Seagate] vs [2XSeagate]

i was choosing a HDD for my new GAMING PC and i got stuck with this :

should i use
1X 74GB RAPTOR + 1X Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.11
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2X Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.11 in RAID0 ( i don't know how to set it but i can learn)

they both have the same price

BTW : i will be using an evga nvidia nForce 680i SLI motherboard

thanks for you help
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The two 7200.11s in RAID 0 will get you a fast speed similar to a single Raptor, plus giving more storage capacity.

Setting RAID 0 isn't that difficult. Just make sure you backup your important data...well you should, in any given situation.
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option 2, 7200.11's are very good reliable drives and in RAID 0 are just below or above the raptor (very close)
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get 2 drives in raid 0 for your OS and then another big harddrive for your backups and what not
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how about
2X Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (one single platter,)
in RAID 0 ?

would that be good (both cost efficent, cost about the same price as 1X 74GB RAPTOR, and fast HDDs) ?
would do you think?
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work out the best price/gb Seagate barracuda drive atm and get 2 of those. last time I checked I think its was a 500gb.
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it would still be great, although the 7200.11's are better.
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yea stick with the 500gb's
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