Western Digital 74 gb 10,000 Raptor - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

Hmm, this one is the one I have and is decent. If you have SATA however this one might be better, Maxtors are cheaper but I have had my share or problems so you could go WD or Seagate if you have the money but theres been many threads about which is better and never a clear winner, although I think I will be going Seagate for my next drives. Also I bought OEM drives which are cheaper but more difficult to return and have a much weaker warranty and no box or documentation if you need it.
__________________

FoxyLoxy is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 01:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

You do not HAVE to go to Newegg, but everyone here swears by them and because of their return policy they are better, right now im wishing i would have bought from them. But I bought most of my components on Ebay and a few from zipzoomfly.
__________________

FoxyLoxy is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 01:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 354
Default

Would I need a RAID controller too? I have never actually had two HD's at once so I don't know how it works
dartgande is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 01:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

No you dont need a RAID controller unless you want two of the same drives in RAID. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, its meant to be kinda a scsi replacement since scsi is expensive, it is nice so if you want to have your data be as fast as your 10,000 or.. not sure of the timings but it would be fast you could get two of the same drive and put them in RAID, they have to be the EXACT same though! so you cant just raid two random drives.
FoxyLoxy is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 01:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

I have RAIDed before but one of my drives failed but I'm not sure if it was because of the RAID or not. But its not as simple as plugging in two drives and giving them two different names, there more complex than that and you are more likely to lose your data in a RAID (RAID 1, there are a few different types or RAID).
FoxyLoxy is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 01:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Chankama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523
Default

For your second drive, yeah, I think Seagate is a good choice too. Make sure u get the NCQ version. It organizes IO requests in a "smart" way. You can read the details on their website. It "looks" to be a good idea. Don't know how well it works in practise. Only like 10 bucks more expensive.
Chankama is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 02:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 354
Default

So how do you go about switching from one hd to another, assuming you have two?
dartgande is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 02:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

If you already have them plugged in and formatted and going and everything- they run at the same time. One will run your OS (operating system) and the other will just sit there, and you can use both at the same time, theyre both ready to be used, you dont switche between them or anything.
FoxyLoxy is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 02:43 AM   #19 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 354
Default

Thanks!
__________________
Resident Survival-Horror Expert....I had a mustache once; of course I'm an expert!
dartgande is offline  
Old 01-18-2005, 02:48 AM   #20 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

No problem, come to TF any time and especially here on Hardware you should get quick responses and good help.
__________________

FoxyLoxy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.