Raptor or Raid 0 7200 Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID Raptor SATA Storage Last response: January 10, 2005 11:32 PM in Storage Share eternalreaper January 8, 2005 11:45:07 PM Hello guys this is my first post and I would like to know what offers better performance for my new system: One Raptor 74gb for system files and another SATA hdd for storage OR two big SATA hdd's striped in a raid 0 combination? Thanx, Alex More about : raptor raid 7200 Ned_Flanders January 9, 2005 12:51:45 AM Raptor + SATA is the way to go. RAID 0 offers little performance gain, only time I'd reccomend it would be if you are working with large files (such as Video editing). ______________ OK it's your choice: You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box! ...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat supremelawfirm January 9, 2005 9:20:07 PM Greetings Alex, Here's a well written and empirical analysis of RAIDs in various configurations: http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200406/20040625TC... We recently assigned C: to a single WD 74GB Raptor on an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe, and never looked back. It works marvelously fast with a 2.8GHz P4 512K L2 cache and 800MHz FSB (Northwood core). We got hit pretty hard by a virus last year on an aging Windows 98/SE machine. We now depend a LOT on Drive Image 7 to create and restore "image" files of our C: partition on the new ASUS motherboard with Windows XP/Pro. This is the fastest way we know of recovering from a destructive virus or worm. This software (now acquired by Symantec and re-named "GHOST") does not appear to work if C: is on a RAID 0, however. We're planning right now to build an experimental machine which will also have a single HD for C:, plus a RAID 0 with 2 x SATA HDs @ 40GB each (80GB total "striped"). On this special-purpose RAID 0, we plan to store ONLY the Internet Explorer cache, and possibly also the Windows swap file. Because the IE cache tends to get large, the more so as we browse the Internet, Drive Images of C: grow larger accordingly. By moving the IE cache to different drives, C: stays quite static. Moreover, the Windows swap file is volatile and does not need to be saved between shutdown and startup. So, it too can be assigned to such a RAID 0. And, for our database, we will go with a single large 300GB PATA Maxtor with 16MB cache (which we just bought at Office Depot at 50% discount) and possibly add future SATA drives of similar size. Another way of insuring "snappy" program launch speeds is to make sure you have extra RAM, which reduces the need for swap file I/O in the first place. I hope this helps. Sincerely yours, /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Webmaster, Supreme Law Library Related resources Raid 0 7,200 or raptor for os drive? - Forum Raid 0 7200 rpm vs Raid 0 raptor - Forum Seagate 7200 .10 Raid-0 vs. Single Raptor 74Gig - Forum 7200 .10 Seagates in Raid 0 or 150gig Raptor ? - Forum (1)150 10,000RPM WD Raptor VS (2)Seagate 7200 .10 320s RAID 0 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jammydodger January 10, 2005 5:17:14 AM Stop saying greetings! Are you a bot? supremelawfirm January 10, 2005 12:01:10 PM Yes, Greetings and Salutations to everyone here: Freedom of speech is a fundamental Right in America: http://www.supremelaw.org/ref/whuscons/whuscons.htm#1st... Check it out! Sincerely yours, /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Webmaster, Supreme Law Library jammydodger January 10, 2005 8:51:16 PM This is a German web site... ...Stop saying greetings. supremelawfirm January 10, 2005 11:32:36 PM You appear to be so obsessed with "Greetings" that you forgot the URL. 8-] Sincerely yours, /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Webmaster, Supreme Law Library Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPut OS on 74gb Raptor Raid0 or Seagate 500gb 7200 .12? Forum2x Raptors @ RAID 0 vs 3x Seagate 7200 .10 @ RAID 0 ForumRaptor vs. Raid 0 (4 drives) Forum7200 RPM HD vs. 10,000 RPM Raptor ForumSo is a single 7200 .12 better than a Raptor ? ForumRaptor 10000RPM vs Standard 7200 RPM Hard Drive ForumRaptor 150gig or 74 gig vs fastest 7200 rpm drives ForumRaptor vs 7200 drives ForumDoes the WD Raptor X HD really faster than other 7200 rpm HD? ForumRaptor vs Seagate 7200 .10 ForumWD 8mb 10,000 raptor OR WD 16mb 7,200 caviar ????!????!!??! ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumFaulty RAID card, or faulty user? ForumXP Software Raid mixing 2mb and 8mb HDs ForumRaptor or 2x standard SATA with Raid0 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !