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Old 08-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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so one 74GB 10K RPM, and a 250GB ? both WD. ?

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Old 08-16-2005, 05:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Also, someone mentioned that dual-cores aren't currently supported in games?
Sorry, I should have clarified that the X2 will perform great, but not at its full potential.

I wouldn't recommend to anyone to RAID 74g WD raptors. I know because i've had them RAID 0 before. The only advantage you get out of that is double the space in 1 drive letter @ 10,000rpm. Also, at double the cost. The performance that you get from a (2) WD raptor in RAID 0 vs. (1) WD raptor isn't noticable "AT ALL". I know this for a fact because I used to have this RAID array and now i only have 1. You can't tell the difference. Only in drive size.
Must have just been me then. I thought there was a huge performance increase, though I did come from a single 40GB 7200.

so one 74GB 10K RPM, and a 250GB ? both WD. ?
The Western Digital 74GB 10k RPM Raptor plus the Seagate 300GB 7.2k RPM NCQ: $180 and $165

EDIT: HAVOC2k5, thanks for the tip on the Seagate; I could use more storage and that looks great.

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