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Looking for some good 1TB hard drives for raid 0

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November 23, 2010 5:46:00 AM

I am looking to upgrade the storage on my system. I would like to get a couple 1TB internal hard drives for a RAID 0 array, since the value at 1TB seems to be pretty good and I have lots of room in my case to just add more drives if needed. I was looking at a
WD black 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

at first (actually from best buy on black friday since they are going for 50 bucks), but from a little reading up it seems that those are not RAID friendly (TLER) and it is impossible to change the firmware if you get one of the newer produced drives. I don't feel like spending the extra money for the raid edition drives I'd rather just look for a different model/brand.

how about a Samsung spinpoint f3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

these seem to be a good buy and I think that I saw those rated well. Does anyone know of any RAID issues with those? or anyone have any other model/brands to suggest? I would prefer not to use seagate as I have had a few lemons from them. I just noticed there is also a
Samsung spinpoint f4 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

from samsung. the RPM is slower although the GB/dollar is nice. Do the three 667 GB platters working together at a lower RPM give a similar performance to the other 7200 rpm drives?

Thanks for any insight into this matter. I am using the on-board raid controller on the ASUS P6X58D btw.
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November 23, 2010 2:14:18 PM

jay814 said:

how about a Samsung spinpoint f3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

these seem to be a good buy and I think that I saw those rated well. Does anyone know of any RAID issues with those? or anyone have any other model/brands to suggest? I would prefer not to use seagate as I have had a few lemons from them. I just noticed there is also a
Samsung spinpoint f4 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

from samsung. the RPM is slower although the GB/dollar is nice. Do the three 667 GB platters working together at a lower RPM give a similar performance to the other 7200 rpm drives?

Thanks for any insight into this matter. I am using the on-board raid controller on the ASUS P6X58D btw.



I know WD is doing stuff with TLER on their newer drives (my older ones work fine). If you cant choose WD than the Samsung Spinpoint F3 would be the best choice.

The F4 2TB drive will not give you similar performance as two 7200 RPM drives (you will have slower access times and read/writes)

Keep in mind with a RAID 0 if one drives fails you lose all of your data.

I have 3x WD 6400AAKS in RAID 0, and two WD 500GB (2.5") in RAID 1
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