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Which HDD setup is better IYO?

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June 13, 2004 1:22:30 AM

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IYO = In Your Opinion

Factor in PRICE - which is worth it to you? This is for a gaming PC.

2 120GB Maxtor hard disks in RAID 0 with Promise controller card. Around $275 USD.

2 37GB WD raptors in RAID 0 with promise controller card, and 1 120 GB Maxtor IDE drive as storage. Around $420.

Again thank you, your opinion means a great deal to me.

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June 13, 2004 4:55:50 AM

What do you use tjis computer for? For gaming, faster hd only loads game and new levels faster.
For me personally, I would go for the faster drives and raid card and buy the large drive alittle down the road-after a few more pay checks.
June 13, 2004 11:13:10 AM

1x74Gig Raptor + 1x200Gig standard WD drive. You will def notice the difference in access time. For gaming you wont really notice the advantage of RAID0.

<font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
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June 13, 2004 5:55:13 PM

yea now i'm actually planning on getting the 74 gig raptor with a promise SATA card, and using an IDE drive as storage. I have to make my decision by monday, This is tough.