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    What harddrives for RAID 0?

    Hey guys,

    I've already got a 200gb and an 80gb drive, these are gonna be 'storage' drives.. i basically want 2 lowish capacity (sub 100gb i'd guess) non-raptors which will work well in an RAID0 configuration... there are plenty of 40/80/120gb drives out there, what should i buy?

    only real conditions are SATA (150, but 300 will do i guess) and 8mb cache (unless 16 is much better?)

    Cheers!

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    I'm rather resistant to suggest RAID0 for storage, unless your taking regular backups/can lose the data & not be too worried.

    If so - 2 of these would be your best bet, though unless you are doing video work you may aswell get a single larger drive.

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    oh sorry, i phrased it all completely wrong.

    the 200+80 will be storage. the 2x[insert hdd here] will be used for the OS (with perhaps linux on the 80 as a kinda failsafe should the raid fail)...


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    Ah well disregard my warning then

    The seagates are one of the best performing 7200rpm drives available, so you should be happy

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    But go with the 7200.10 range, not the 7200.9 range
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    But go with the 7200.10 range, not the 7200.9 range
    Yes you are indeed correct, however both are showing up as 7200.9s on the Scan site

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    do they do any 7200.10 @ small capacities? i can only find .9 revision of 80gb drives everywhere...

    otherwise is there an option similar to the 7200.10 in terms of performance?

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=172207
    on pre-order at the minute, very quiet drives

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    i've just realised that even if i pre-order these drives i wont be able to use them as my PSU is modular and all the power cables are sitting at home, and im at uni...

    think i will revive this thread at christmas time and see whats changed

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