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X2 500GB in RAID0 vs x1 1TB Drive

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September 9, 2009 9:20:55 AM

Hi
Which would be faster, 2 500GB Drives in RAID0 using the motherboard RAID, or x1 1TB Drive?
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September 9, 2009 9:38:19 AM

matthewk01 said:
Hi
Which would be faster, 2 500GB Drives in RAID0 using the motherboard RAID, or x1 1TB Drive?
thanks


This would depend on the drives being used along with the M/B and Ect. (Brand & Model? System Info?)
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September 9, 2009 10:18:43 AM

Go for a single Wd Black 1Tb Drive.
It will give you plenty of speed while saving you cash, electricity, the PITA of dealing with a raid array and will be much more reliable than a pair of drives.
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September 9, 2009 10:48:01 AM

Thanks for the reply's. It is a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H running with an Phenom II X3 720 and 4GB DDR2.

I am planning to use the WD Caviar Black for the 500GB drives and for the 1TB Drive either the Caviar Black or Seagate 7200.12 (feel free to comment which is better)
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September 19, 2009 11:54:11 PM

could someone just tell me which would be faster? Reliability is less important
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September 20, 2009 12:24:28 AM

matthewk01 said:
could someone just tell me which would be faster? Reliability is less important

Just get a single 1TB Western Digital Black. Lots of space and no raid to worry about.
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September 30, 2009 11:45:33 PM

if it's going to be a drive to save data...


Get the 1TB drive.

If you plan on running RAID 0, you have one drive that fails you'll basically lose your ALL of your data. Decrease your failure points. The point of RAID 0 is for fast application retrival and writing. As a back up drive you don't want that, you want reliability. You want to know your stuff WILL be safe.
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March 21, 2010 1:25:27 AM

As they aren't answering your question, that is if you're still looking for an answer, 2x 500GB HDD will probably be faster. I say probably because two old 500 GB will be slower than a recent 1 TB, but I'm assuming your buying two recent 500GB hdd in which case RAID 0 will be faster.
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March 21, 2010 9:32:41 AM

If his question had not been answered to his satisfaction, I am pretty sure he would have posted again in the past 6 months since this thread died.

Please do not dig up dead threads :pfff: 
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April 5, 2010 4:37:19 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.
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