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Old 06-23-2007, 09:13 AM   #41 (permalink)
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4 modules can run in dual channel...
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about the RAID, is there any setup that gives you better performance than RAID 0? I've been thinking of getting a RAID 0 with 2 of these Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

But wouldn't 3 of those in RAID 0 be able to out-perform a raptor?
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4 modules can run in dual channel...
that dual-dual cahnnel
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about the RAID, is there any setup that gives you better performance than RAID 0? I've been thinking of getting a RAID 0 with 2 of these Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

But wouldn't 3 of those in RAID 0 be able to out-perform a raptor?
Use these hard drives in RAID 0 instead:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
They're cheaper, and the Seagates are one of the faster 7200rpm hard drives out there.

About 3 hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration. I think it will give you better performance. I'm just not sure how 3 hard drives will work. I usually just see two hard drives in RAID 0...but ask The Major. He's very knowledgeable in that area.
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According to this review http://www.elite*******s.com/cms/ind...1&limitstart=3 those seagate drives are pretty fast compared to the western digital ones and not that much slower than the raptor, I wonder where the RE WD3200YS would end up in those benchmarks though. But yeh, I'll be getting a few of those for the RAID.


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According to this the Raptor wins almost every test even against raid 0s. Besides, the more drives you add in a raid 0 the more likely you are to have a failure. Ex: two drives, two times the chance of failure, three drives, three times the chance and so on.

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yeah...i wouldn't use RAID 0 simply because the difference in speed is not enough to justify losing all data (even if you back up its a pain in the @$$) if only one of the drives went bye-bye.
possibility of that happening is slight, but it is indeed possible.
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They don't have any of the newest .10 Seagates in that article though and wouldn't a RAID of two or three seagates be less noise and temperature than that of one raptor?
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They don't have any of the newest .10 Seagates in that article though and wouldn't a RAID of two or three seagates be less noise and temperature than that of one raptor?
but didn't u know... the more drive u put into a RAID 0 array, the higher disk-failure rate becomes........
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They don't have any of the newest .10 Seagates in that article though and wouldn't a RAID of two or three seagates be less noise and temperature than that of one raptor?
I don't think that matters much. Harddrive technology hasn't improved much since that article was written, especially in the speed department.
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