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January 12, 2006 2:03:38 AM

Hello
I currently have a Seagate 80GB SATA150 drive. The IDE drive I was using as my OS drive died and now I need a new one. I was thinking about either getting a 74gb Raptor or purchasing another Seagate 80gb SATA drive and putting them in RAID 0. I would use the raid setup as my OS drive and get another drive later on for storage (music and movies).
My question is...
which one will be faster? the raid setup will be a lot more storage for a lot less money I know that and plus it wont be as loud as the Raptop.

Any suggestions?

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January 12, 2006 5:07:05 AM

Sorry to disagree but there is no way a single raptor is going to beat a RAID 0 configuration with SATA drives. It just wont happen. Granted 2 Raptors together would be the better option but your Barracuda's ran in RAID 0 are going to kick the crap out of the Rator by itself anyday. Hope that helps.
January 12, 2006 10:55:02 AM

Wusy, Raptors mean about 63 to 70MBpersec transfer with only the 150GB model hitting 70MB...
I have two 250GB 7200rpm drives in RAID 0 and they transfer mean about 110MBpersec...

Two 7200rpm drives will out transfer any single RAPTOR...
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January 12, 2006 1:01:33 PM

Quote:
Wusy, Raptors mean about 63 to 70MBpersec transfer with only the 150GB model hitting 70MB...
I have two 250GB 7200rpm drives in RAID 0 and they transfer mean about 110MBpersec...

Two 7200rpm drives will out transfer any single RAPTOR...


The 74 & 150 Raptors have the same transfer rates (72), the 150 has a bigger cache size
January 12, 2006 1:52:52 PM

I would have thought that would have been obvious. 7200*2 > 10000
7200*2~= 1.5*10000
January 12, 2006 3:13:56 PM

Thanks for the help, I think Ill get another Seagate and put them in Raid 0.
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