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Old 12-17-2005, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which is faster

1 146gb 10,000rpm hard drive or

2 74gb 10,000rpm hard drives in RAID 0
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe larger drives has a lower defined seek time than smaller drives...or at least that is the case when comparing the 74GB to the 36GB drives

That said, a RAID 0 should in theory cut the seek time of the drives in half although of course this usually isn't true...I'd have to go out on a limb and say the RAID 0 would for the most part be faster but I honestly don't know for a fact
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what about whats faster simply 1 74gb drive or 2 in raid 0?
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one 146gb drive should be faster


but if you had one 146gb drive and two 146gb drives, the two 146gb drives should be faster..
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