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    Two Hardrives for Raid 0

    hi all looking to do a raid setup on my Box , before i splash out is it going to be worth it for a bit of net use and playing games and DVD. If so have a 40gig already in the box and will be keeping this on the ide for backup so i will have to get 2 new drives for raid 0 whats are the options don`t need a lot of space 2 40 gigs or 2 80gig would be fine, any help please.

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    Some nice WD 8MB cache drives might be what you're after.

    Does your motherboard support RAID?
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    With IDE drives, IBM/Hitachi are reckoned to be the best for Raid 0, though whether you want to take a chance with two IBM drives is another matter.

    I'm currently using a pair of Seagate 40Gb Barracudas in a Raid 0, they work well, but ATTO benchmark scores were better on 2 x IBM 20Gb than the two 'cudas.

    Other than those two makes, I've never tried anything else for a Raid setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floppybootstomp
    With IDE drives, IBM/Hitachi are reckoned to be the best for Raid 0, though whether you want to take a chance with two IBM drives is another matter.

    I'm currently using a pair of Seagate 40Gb Barracudas in a Raid 0, they work well, but ATTO benchmark scores were better on 2 x IBM 20Gb than the two 'cudas.

    Other than those two makes, I've never tried anything else for a Raid setup.
    IBM Deathstars are OK if you keep them cool (I do mine.) Still, I would never trust TWO of them with my striped data!

    I have two SATA 'Cudas and they perform nice. I don't know about their IDE counterparts though. I'm still thinking the WD's with a meaty cache will be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kez
    I have two SATA 'Cudas and they perform nice. I don't know about their IDE counterparts though. I'm still thinking the WD's with a meaty cache will be good.
    I'd tend to agree with you there, I've used a few WD IDE drives recently and they've improved, imo.

    I don't have any evidence, just a gut feeling, really

    I did have one WD 120Gb 8mb cache pack up on me last week, currently rma'd with Scan, but that's the luck of the draw, I suppose, happens to most HDD manufacturers on certain batches, it seems. I wouldn't let that put me off WD though.

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    The Benchmarks will show you a performance improvement - but in real life use you will be hard pushed to notice much of a difference, infact a 36GB Western Digital Raptor would give you just as much, if not more of an every day performance gain, without the 100% increased chance of "logical disk" faliure, plus they have 3 year waranty. Yum.

    Obviously.... theres a size penalty with the raptors, but are you really telling me you need raid-0 performance just to store your 100gb worth of "work files"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Obviously.... theres a size penalty with the raptors, but are you really telling me you need raid-0 performance just to store your 100gb worth of "work files"?

    Butuz
    lol

    Apart from benchmarks, I've run single disk and Raid 0 configurations at seperate times on different machines and can honestly say there is a definite improvement in performance. In everyday use sort of terms, everything just seems 'zippier' for want of a better word Or just plain old faster.

    Biggest space hog for me is Games, all mp3's, work files, vids etc. go on a seperate storage disk.

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