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Recommend me HD for RAID 0

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November 8, 2010 4:59:39 AM

Hi,

Adding every day new part, so far I'm think about buying the following:
- i7 950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD boot and installed programs drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Gigabyte HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec P180 (will use from old build)
- Win 7 64

I was thinking to get 2x1TB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My current system has Seagate 2x500GB in RAID 0 for almost 3 years now without any problem but I'm not sure how Samsung will perform mostly I'm concerned about reliability and speed.
Can you guys recommend anything else 1TB and up? or Samsung is good enough?

Any help is appreciated!

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a b G Storage
November 8, 2010 6:05:20 AM

I would recommend the Western Digital Caviar Blacks for your RAID. They are fast drives alone and doing a RAID would be good. They are one of the most respected HDD manufacturers in the market now.
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a b G Storage
November 9, 2010 4:42:31 AM

Yup that's the one. You have selected a 64MB cache one. You can also find a 32MB cache one which would be a good $20 cheaper! I have one and it rocks.
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November 16, 2010 6:56:38 PM

I was reading thru this forum about Black's in RAID 0 and it seems like its a hit & miss as far as working right.
My question is will I notice any difference in speed with having it RAID 0 or connecting it as single drives?

Thanks!
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a b G Storage
November 17, 2010 5:57:22 AM

Yes you would. RAID 0 is known to be a bit unstable. Better get them in RAID1. But then you loose out on the extra HDD space. But the performance difference if its worth it for you, then only go for it. Otherwise stick to single drives. I have my HDD's as single. I just do some other stuff while the data copies. :) 
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a b G Storage
November 17, 2010 12:45:28 PM

RAID 5 is the best of both worlds but requires 3 or more disks.
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a b G Storage
November 17, 2010 10:11:07 PM

Good reviews for them.
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