I bought 2 of these at best buy the other day. Thinking of just going with one and replacing my older HDD with something. I have done nothing to any kind of settings. Just plugged them in, the only setting, which i forget what it was, it was in the bios was I set something to 128k... I have never done this before, but here are some results in case anyone was curious or thinking of doing something like this. I have windows 7 64bit. EVGA LE 55 motherboard, using the RAID controller from the motherboard, and Intel i5-760.
This is my old hard drive I want to replace with either a WD Caviar black 1TB or 2 WD Caviar Blue's 320gb in RAID 0, any thoughts on that? I'm sure either one will outperform this lol. I have to purchase at Best Buy so I am kind of limited to the WD's.
So I guess this may be a silly question. I really built this rig around playing the new FFXIV online. Would I notice a difference in load times and such going with 2 WD Blues 320gb in Raid vs 1 WD Black 1tb? Maybe this shouldnt be in the SSD section, but I didnt know if I should start another post. I am still new to all this computer building, but am slowling learning the ropes.
Awsome thanks, thats just he info I was looking for. Looks like the Access time is a hair better on the 1 drive, and although the average is slower, the minimum is much higher, not sure how big effect the minimum is has on everything, but i do know that access times are important figure.
And from what I have read it seems like the whole RAID 0 thing can be a headache if something goes slightly wrong with a drive. I mean I have a back up USB for improtant stuff, but its still a pain in the butt to reinstall everything, loose settings, updates, etc.