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Old 01-29-2007, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a dream rig very soon and i was in two minds over hard drives. well first of all i was going to go for a raptor x and a storage drive. Then i was going for 2 barracuda's in raid1 then 2 barracuda's in raid0 but i don't want 2 raptor x's thats just overkill.And expensive So i was after your opinion's on what combo to go for for a gaming rig .

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2 raptors in raid 0 is a wonderful thing. i have 2 raptors for my OS and programs, and then i have 2 caviars for my files and back ups also in raid 0, im not concerned with 1 drive failing for a raid 1 setup and its a waste of hard drive space.

2 74gig raptors arent that much i paid 120 a piece for mine, and it think its deff worth it and not overkill since you see a major improvement in performance.

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure you get the normal Raptor instead of the X for RAID. The normal ones have RAID specific features to help prevent problems and they are cheaper.

If you want to save money, you can get 2 x 320GB 7200.10 16MB Seagates. Make sure its the "ES" type.
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