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raid or 8meg cache

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Cache
  • NAS / RAID
  • Storage
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May 22, 2002 8:13:51 PM

I've seen my HD (WD 20gig) is down to $60, and I was thinking of picking up another just for extra performance. But then I also saw some WD 80gig special edition with 8meg cache (reviews seemed positive), and I was wondering if this was better then raid or not?

Both are 7200rpm and ATA 100 btw.

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May 23, 2002 8:11:01 PM

Depends alot on the app. Small transfers will likely be faster on the 8meg cuz of the huge cache, but larger files/transfers would certainly be faster on RAID. If you already have a RAID controller id certainly go for the striped set!

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