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    are raid hard drive worth the extra

    Been tempted by scans todays special of the WD 500gb sata drives and noticed that they do a raid model is it worth the extra or would the standard model do.
    it will be running a raid 0 set up in a desktop home system
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    Basicaly the RAID drive is of a better quality than other drives. To be honest at that price I'd say get two anways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FInalD View Post
    Basicaly the RAID drive is of a better quality than other drives. To be honest at that price I'd say get two anways!

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    Yes ... they are considerably faster...particualrly when striped.

    Look here: http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public...request=HdTach

    Download and bench the drives.......its all real time and comparisons for almost every configuration are there.

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    ***Been tempted by scans todays special of the WD 500gb sata drives and noticed that they do a raid model is it worth the extra or would the standard model do.
    it will be running a raid 0 set up in a desktop home system***

    Off topic......I bought a sata HD for extra storage to supplement my IDE drive, and have nothing but problems on my old A7N8X, just wont work together properly.....Anyway I'm not too bothered as the sata drive is going into my new computer in a few months time, but ATM have to connect and disconnect each drive so they independently work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur2 View Post
    ***Been tempted by scans todays special of the WD 500gb sata drives and noticed that they do a raid model is it worth the extra or would the standard model do.
    it will be running a raid 0 set up in a desktop home system***

    Off topic......I bought a sata HD for extra storage to supplement my IDE drive, and have nothing but problems on my old A7N8X, just wont work together properly.....Anyway I'm not too bothered as the sata drive is going into my new computer in a few months time, but ATM have to connect and disconnect each drive so they independently work.
    if you have a sata and an ide drive in your pc the ide drive must be set to slave as sata drives are programmed as master drives so if you have sata and ide both as master drives you will get problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    if you have a sata and an ide drive in your pc the ide drive must be set to slave as sata drives are programmed as master drives so if you have sata and ide both as master drives you will get problems
    Ah! never thought of that.........but should confuse everything on boot up, as the IDE drive (which was master) has 5 partitions, inc win98, win2k and winxp, the sata drive has win 2k and vista.
    Last edited by excalibur2; 10-12-2006 at 03:11 PM.

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    I got on perfectly fine with sata samsung spinpoints, and an ide drive on the Asus AN78X Deluxe, brings back memories that board does. Cracking performance I found cable select to be the best mode to use with the setup, otherwise if I specified which channel to use it all went mad on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digit View Post
    I got on perfectly fine with sata samsung spinpoints, and an ide drive on the Asus AN78X Deluxe, brings back memories that board does. Cracking performance I found cable select to be the best mode to use with the setup, otherwise if I specified which channel to use it all went mad on me.
    Not sure what you mean by "cable select", but I wasn't thinking of any raid config it's just that I ran of space on my IDE drive and thought why get another IDE drive when the future seems to be sata. But the sata 2 drive I'm using must be crippled slightly as the A7N8X is sata 1.

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