Baracuda VS Caviar and raid ing only one partition

hi every one :bounce:

i've a western digital WD3200AAJS (320gig 7200 8MB buffer sata) and i'm planning to buy a 1tera hdd. I'm confused with either buying a wd or seagate because of reading here and there. please help me with choosing either baracuda 7200.12 or WD1001Fals Black Caviar. i could'nt find any black edition of WD in the shops,Are blue or green editions very diffrence in performance? (i use apps like photoshop and big files and 3d max and also gaming :D)

is it possible to put my wd internal hard drive (320GB 8MB cache 7200) with an wd 320GB 16or32 MB (WD6401aals which is a very high performance hdd or a 1tera) cache 7200 rpm in a raid 0 array?
or they must be exactly the same for the best performance?
if the answer is positive, can i put around 200 gig from the old hdd of mine and the new one in raid 0, and use the rest of capasity as storage?

thanks for support. I'm very confused with the stuff :??:
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  1. Any body there?
  2. i would suggest reading up about RAID before asking questions here

    as for WD Blue, Black and Green hdd's - blue is mainstream, black is performance and green is efficency - check WD's site for more specifics

    please use google for most research before posting more specific questions here
  3. as i said i've read too much here and there, but that made me much more confused.
    please help me with choosing either baracuda 7200.12 or WD1001Fals Black Caviar.
  4. come on... ain't anybody with some help???
  5. If performance and warranty both are important to you, then get the WD1001FALS. Both drives cost approximately the same, therefore it shouldn't be that difficult to choose.
  6. thanks for support :)
    what about this one

    is it possible to put my wd internal hard drive (320GB 8MB cache 7200) with an wd 320GB 16or32 MB (WD6401aals which is a very high performance hdd or a 1tera) cache 7200 rpm in a raid 0 array?
    or they must be exactly the same for the best performance?
    if the answer is positive, can i put around 200 gig from the old hdd of mine and the new one in raid 0, and use the rest of capasity as storage?
  7. Quote:
    is it possible to put my wd internal hard drive (320GB 8MB cache 7200) with an wd 320GB 16or32 MB (WD6401aals which is a very high performance hdd or a 1tera) cache 7200 rpm in a raid 0 array?
    The WD6401AALS is a 640 GB drive and I wouldn't use that setup. When configured for RAID, you can leave one or several disks out of the RAID, but you can't use the remainder of the larger disk. If you really want RAID0 (why?), then get another 320 GB disk and another disk for storage.
  8. sorry for the question.
    i'm not planning to set an ray 0 array.but i'm confused with http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-247917_14_0.html and i just want to know if it is possible to use the remainder capacity?
  9. No it isn't. The post that you are referring to is easy to understand. He's using two 500 GB hard disks as follows:

    - One RAID0 volume
    - One RAID1 volume

    Since both disks are the same, there is no remainder capacity. See the Matrix RAID diagram at http://techreport.com/articles.x/8059/1 and http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=206&pgno=0 (read this one completely as he shows what happens when using 2 hard disks that have a different size).
  10. GhislainG said:
    No it isn't. The post that you are referring to is easy to understand. He's using two 500 GB hard disks as follows:

    - One RAID0 volume
    - One RAID1 volume

    Since both disks are the same, there is no remainder capacity. See the Matrix RAID diagram at http://techreport.com/articles.x/8059/1 and http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=206&pgno=0 (read this one completely as he shows what happens when using 2 hard disks that have a different size).


    Thanks dude :hello:
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