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Old 03-08-2007, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question what's faster 1-7200rpm drive or 2-4200rpm RAIO-0 drives?

I have a laptop that has the ability to have 2 hard drives in a RAID-0 configuration. It has a 4200 80gb drive in it right now and I am dying for better performance! So would I be better off buying a larger hard drive that's 7200 rpms or buying another 4200 rpm 80gb drive and running them both as RAID-0? Any advice would be appreciated!

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Im pretty sure it would be very close in performance but of coarse buying another 80gb would give 160gb at increased speed and cheaper. I would for sure just buy another and RAID0 it
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The 7200RPM will be better
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But not by too much, he will get a lot more space and spend a lot less.
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I'd take the slight performance hit and go with the extra hard drive capacity.... You probably won't notice that little performance drop.
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2x 7200's will work
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