Which? 2 40gig 7200 Raid/ 2 60gig 5400

I am building a new system and I can either afford 2 60 gig 5400 RPM IBM drives in a Raid 0 combination or 2 40 gig 7200 rpm drives. Would there be that much performance difference? Which would you rather have? The 60 gig combo will cost about $20 more. This will be a computer for school (computer engineering major) will be using CAD programs and also recording DVDs and TV with ATI ALL in Wonder Radeon.

Thanks

madison
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  1. I'd go for the 7200 drives personally.

    If you need all the space then take the 5400s.

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  2. Same here - speed is pretty darn important to me :)

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  3. I saw the difference when i got my first 7200rpm drive. I would get the 7200rpm drives. Should be a great performance gain over the 5400rpm drives. Especially in Raid.

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  4. Agreed. Go for the 7200, as long as it's a good brand.

    Do you really need 120G over 80G?

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  5. 7200rpm

    BIG performance boost!

    quicker seek times, faster access times & higher sustainable read/write thruput.


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  6. <font color=blue>I must agree - no brainer. Go for the speed - 7200. 80g is a lot of space too.

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