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Which of These 2 HDD's Will be Better For RAID 0 Setup

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April 8, 2007 4:14:36 PM

The first is the Single Platter 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS That Tom's Hardware Reviewed With 80mb/s transfer rates, and that it is insanely cool. LINK

The other is another Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB, but its not the one reviewed by Toms Hardware with 80mb/s however it is 16mb cache with RAID-specific time limited error recovery

My question is, in getting a set of these drives for a RAID 0 setup, would i be better off going with 2 of the praised Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS or the Caviar RE WD1600YS with RAID-specific time limited error recovery, or would it not really matter either way?

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April 8, 2007 5:11:10 PM

raid 0 or not, referring to the interactive charts, that is one fast 7200 hdd (the fastest 7200, or just about), having a 160GB platter certainly helps, lol

go for the AAYS 16MB if it also has a 160GB platter, otherwise just go for the AAJS version with 8MB cache (also assuming theyre about the same price too)
April 10, 2007 3:22:51 AM

oh i didnt know they made a 16mb version of the AAYS
ima look for it
can you link me if u already got one
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April 10, 2007 3:27:51 AM

i mustve misread what you put, i think i did

either way, go for whichever one offers the larger platter size, the cache difference doesnt matter nearly as much

unless you have a benchmark of the 1600YS, and its closely comparable to the AAJS in performance, the 1600YS wouldnt be worth considering, IMO
April 10, 2007 1:44:39 PM

but is the RE version as fast as the SE?
And what makes it better?