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Old 09-11-2005, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2x 80gb sata 8mb 7200rpm vs 1x 74gb sata 16mb 10000rpm

Well. I have set my 2 80gb hard drives to raid 0 and some people say it is the same performance as the raptor drive. Is it?

and how much of an imprvement would raid 0 be on 2 raptor drives?

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Old 09-11-2005, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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in RAID 0, the 2 7200RPM drives will most likely outperform the single 10000RPM drive. a RAID 0 of 2 10000RPM SATA drives (the Raptor) offers SCSI-type performance without having 2 buy a PCI RAID controller or worry about setting up the SCSI (very tricky). If you dont mind spending the money, go for the 2 Raptors in the RAID. If you don't want to buy another HDD, the 2 7200RPM drives will be pretty fast.


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Old 09-11-2005, 09:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you keep a close eye on Newegg you can often find those 10k rpm Raptors for $160 after rebates. Not a bad deal... Not to hijack this thread, but could someone explain SCSI to me? Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i would say get the small raptor (34GB?) and put the OS on there, and some important files and games. and get another 7200rpm hdd and put it in raid 0
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yea. whats scsi
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not exactly sure what scsi is. But I heard you can only have like 7 SCSI devices altogether.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I dont know what SCSI is either. But 'only' being able to have 7 of them wouldnt be a big deal, plus there pretty expensive anyway. Its not like most of use have 7 ATA drives... Two or 3 drives is plenty.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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SCSI (Small Computer Serial Interface. A system of connecting a chain of computer peripherals to a computer.)

You can connect up to 15 SCSI devices (scanners, harddisks etc) to a SCSI controller as far as I know, could be different for various types of SCSI.
Mostly used in server configurations. SCSI is extremely expensive (you most likely won't be able to afford it) A single SCSI hard disk can cost as much as a high-end gaming system. SCSI hard disks are very reliable and very fast. They are "intelligent" and use command queing.
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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SCSI (pronounced "scusi" ??) is faster, but more expensive... and I think it requires a different type of connector. If you're on a budget (like I always seem to be...) then SATA II seems to be an ideal choice. I've heard that the SATA Raptors kick premium *** when you put two into RAID 0, but I'm not sure about the worth of 1 Raptor.
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Old 10-09-2005, 10:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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SCSI isn't worth thinking about for the normal user/gamer. 15,000 RPM would be pretty sweet but it comes at a high cost when that money could go other places, like a video card, RAM, processor, mobo, PSU...

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