RAID0 with a 1TB and 2TB HDD ?? WD Caviar black
I already have a 1Tb caviar black HDD and I was wondering.... If I bought a 2Tb caviar black could I go RAID0 with the 1Tb one with no problems or drawbacks?
Well that kinda sucks :P I guess I'll get another 1tb drive then.
If I add a third caviar black to the array will my sequential speed still go up??
My motive to go raid0 and wanting big sequential speed is because I want to start recording games with Fraps, so will the write speed be enough to record at 1200p 60fps?? or will I need a third HDD??
I don't go with SSD because of the wear it would have on it.
Aminados said:If I add a third caviar black to the array will my sequential speed still go up??
Yes, it will.Aminados said:so will the write speed be enough to record at 1200p 60fps?? or will I need a third HDD??
Sorry, I don’t know how many HDDs you need in RAID-0 to record at 1200p 60fps. If no one in this section of the Forum can answer the question then ask it in the Video Games section of the Forum.
Yeah, I knew that already, but nothing really important is going to them, only gigantic uncompressed video files that will get compressed and uploaded :P
EDIT: from the fraps forum
Do you know of any caviar black raid0 benchmarks??
Here's 2 Caviar Black benchmarks: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=352334
Here's a Seagate Barracuda benchmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-2woCdjx9I
You probably should get 3 Barracudas. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840#
Thanks for the benchmarks but no thanks for Seagate (had trouble with them before)
BUT wait a sec... I've been googleing a bit, and it seems that for sequential speeds WD blue 1tb is actually faster then the blacks AND and a bit cheaper too??
Also short-stroking the WD blue's to 500GB seems to give insane speeds because the outer halves of these drive platters are "simply stupendously fast"
Is this right?