Help me pick best combination

Hey guys, just need a little help buying hard drives, I got a few options and I'd like to know which would be the best combination for fastest gaming load times and storage space? All these combinations come out to approximatley the same price.

1) 2x Samsung 80gb in raid 0 (for games) and 1x Samsung 200gb (for storage)

2) 2x Samsung 250gb (1 for games and 1 for storage)

3) 1x Western Digital 160gb (for games) and 1x Seagate 300gb (for storage)

I'm also looking for quiet operation, which is why the first two options are all samsungs. The third option includes the western digital because i know those drives are faster for gaming, and the seagate is the quietest 300gb. Thanks!
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    Hey guys, just need a little help buying hard drives, I got a few options and I'd like to know which would be the best combination for fastest gaming load times and storage space? All these combinations come out to approximatley the same price.

    1) 2x Samsung 80gb in raid 0 (for games) and 1x Samsung 200gb (for storage)

    2) 2x Samsung 250gb (1 for games and 1 for storage)

    3) 1x Western Digital 160gb (for games) and 1x Seagate 300gb (for storage)

    I'm also looking for quiet operation, which is why the first two options are all samsungs. The third option includes the western digital because i know those drives are faster for gaming, and the seagate is the quietest 300gb. Thanks!


    Grab the Dual Samsung 80GB in RAID 0 and buy a 250GB Western Digital 250KS for Storage.

    ~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
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    Hey guys, just need a little help buying hard drives, I got a few options and I'd like to know which would be the best combination for fastest gaming load times and storage space? All these combinations come out to approximatley the same price.

    1) 2x Samsung 80gb in raid 0 (for games) and 1x Samsung 200gb (for storage)

    2) 2x Samsung 250gb (1 for games and 1 for storage)

    3) 1x Western Digital 160gb (for games) and 1x Seagate 300gb (for storage)

    I'm also looking for quiet operation, which is why the first two options are all samsungs. The third option includes the western digital because i know those drives are faster for gaming, and the seagate is the quietest 300gb. Thanks!


    i just bought 2x250gb WD's and there rumbly and noisy - never buying anything BUT seagates for now on.

    Best performance = 1xWD Raptor + ~200gb seagate HDD for storage

    RAID0 has poor seek times

    And my last samsung was noisy and slow
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