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    need advice on new hdd's for raid 0!

    Hello people i need some advice i want to buy two new hard drives to set up in a raid 0 configuration hopefully no smaller than 160gb (no raptors please)!

    Any ideas which ones i should go for?


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    The Hitachi Deskstars are damn quick, mine work great in RAID.
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    i think the deskstars are sataII and i think my dfi ultra-d only supports sata!


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    Do you want this RAID-0 array for lots of space (i.e.: a file slave volume), or do you want it for speed (master volume -- OS & programs)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeglf
    i think the deskstars are sataII and i think my dfi ultra-d only supports sata!
    I've got a SATAII Spinpoint and Dfi Ultra-D and can confirm that the Dfi supports SATA II.

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    i want raid 0 for speed!

    i did not know the ultra-d supported sataII i guess that opens my options up more!


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    Deskstars don't work at SATA-II speeds out of the box, Hitachi gets you to use a floppy to turn it on to enable SATA-I boards to use them with it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeglf
    i want raid 0 for speed!

    i did not know the ultra-d supported sataII i guess that opens my options up more!
    I've read a bit about raid 0 before and it seems that you don't notice that much of a gain in performance for general desktop duties and in games (load times etc) but obviously you can't beat it for transfer rates!

    A good article about it on StorageReview:

    http://faq.storagereview.com/tiki-in...leDriveVsRaid0

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    i think i have pretty much decided that 2 of these will be the best option unless anyone else has an ideas?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=179773


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    I find it really helps my load times for stuff like BF2.
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    will i notice a big diffierence in loading times the hdd i am using now is just a maxtor 250gb ata-133 ide hdd!


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    Quote Originally Posted by leeglf
    (no raptors please)!

    Why not???


    I have two 74GB Raptors running in RAID 0 in one of my computers. Have had no problems. I have a 150GB Raptor in the computer that I use for internet, e-mail, etc. (the one I'm on now). So far no problems with it either.

    I am gathering parts for a new computer that I'm going to build once Conroe capatible motherboards and the Conroe CPU is released. So far I have a CM Stacker case, a 150 GB Raptor (thinking of buying another for RAID), and a PC Power and Cooling PSU. I'll continue buying parts as I can afford to until I get all I need. Notice that I am going to use at least one Raptor in this computer also. I've had very good service out of every one that I've owned.

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