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Old 09-13-2006, 02:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to build a gaming system. I was wondering what would be better (I'm on sort of a budget).

One 10,000 RPM hard drive

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Two 7,200 RPM hard drives in RAID 0

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Old 09-13-2006, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ill go for one 10 000 rpm cuz if u have two 7200 going its gonna be loud.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its going to be loud? I dont knoiw where you get this from(I mean they make noise but its not louder then my cpu or case fan). I have 2 320 gig seagate 7200.10 and they are awesome. The real question you have to ask yourself is how much if a freak are you about loading time for a game or startup of windows. I really didnt see shaving off a few seconds as a real reason for this. I mean, i got my 2 for a total of $180.

I don't know if it is completely true but 10,000 rpm have a tendency to break down sooner. I guess it would make sense as they spin faster but I don't know.

For me i would say the 7200 becuase i couldn;t justify the price to performance ratio.
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I don't know if it is completely true but 10,000 rpm have a tendency to break down sooner. I guess it would make sense as they spin faster but I don't know.
it is true, however there is a higher failure rate for a RAID 0 array. i think in most cases the advantage of a 10K RPM drive is only when you can afford to RAID them.
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yea 10 000 is gonna break down sooner. but if u get 2 7200 ur gona notice an increase in case sound. but it might not bother u. I used to use an onboard video and the case is really quiet but after installing a video card, the GPU fan made a significant change in volume. so its up to ur preference.
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