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Old 07-09-2005, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2 X 36GB WD Raptor, Raid 0 ($303.90 CAN)

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2X 200GB Diamondmax 10, Raid 0 (333.90 CAN)

In your opinions, which would suit a digital recording studio better? The 400 GB would be sweet, but would the performance be much worse? Are these Diamondmax 10 drives as reliable as the Raptors? I have been using Maxtor for years with no issues.

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WD are more reliable plus the raptor is one damn fast hdd, post your pc specs though because if theyre not up to scratch you may not benefit from the raptor. if its going to be for digital recording i suppose you would need a combination of hdd capacity and speed.
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nite took the words out of my mouth.... i have heard some bad stories about maxtor though but have never personally used one so... ummm i say what nite says and get the raptor.. .Speed and Reliability.. VERY good combination
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I would get a pair of Seagate drives and put those in RAID, most reliable drives IMO
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The dual raptors don't give that huge of a jump from a single raptor. Where as Dual normal 7.2k hdd give a bigger jump in performance, to about the same speed, plus you get alot more space.

I wouold also put my vote for 2 seagates, quiet and extremly reliable.

I have had a Maxtor go, and probally have another one go, as it sounds like a car is going over gravel when being used. But that is in a 6 year old PC.
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I've had a maxtor it is loud but never went out on me.
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The maxtor. 36 gb raptors perform at a lower rate than the 75 gb.]

Edit: those are the 16 mb cache ones right?
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either way the raptors should outperform the maxtors and outlast them. ive never had a WD go on me. lets just be careful that we dont get off topic with a flame war about manufacturers
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