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Old 03-28-2005, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are the barracudas and others really worth the speed over space? you get a small space for a fast type of hard drive, so what?
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use it as the main drive and your load time is alot quicker. Games install quicker. Games also run better due to an increased transfer rate.
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so i should scrap my 80Gb and invest in a hard drive like that and make it my main drive?
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Make it two, set in RAID0 for optimum results (and more than a just a few gigs of storage).

Then put in a larger, regular drive for more mundane storage (music, documents, regular programs).
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Lasrix just buy another 80gb drive identical to the one you already have and then RAID 0 them. That will be a lot cheaper and a lot faster than just buying a newer hard drive. Make sure to back up all your data though as you have to reformat and start fresh with the RAID setup.

I have two 80gb drives in RAID 0 myself and they are faster than my 10,000 rpm raptor which cost the same price as the both of them.
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