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What kind of hard drive will suit me best?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fuseBox, Oct 29, 2004.

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  1. fuseBox

    fuseBox Thread Starter

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    Hello. I currently have a 2 7200 rpm gateway hard drives with a raid controller. One is 10 gigs, and the other is 60 gigs. I like the dual setup, but I would like to replace the 10 gig hard drive for a very fast 20-30 gig, and put all of my programs on it. I plan to use the 60 gig for games. My pupose is to speed up my program operations as I am a speed fanatic. Can I use two different speed drives with RAID? Can I use an SCSI hard drive?
     
  2. active95

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    You can use any kind of hdd ( speed and size wise , of course as long as they are ATA ).
    2. if you use different size hdd , the RAID controller will use the lowest size one as base ( example. now you're using a 10 gig and a 6 gig. The Raid controller will use the 6 gig on one and 6 gigs on the other one giving you a total of 12 gigs.).
    3. Same goes with speed. Can use a 7200 rpm and 5400 rpm but again will loose from performance.
    4. Can you SCSCI as long as u get ( or have onboard) a scsi controller.
    5. When it comes to games , so far there's little improvement (speed wise) over regular ATA. You're better off with Raptors 10,000 rpm's ones )
    HTH
     
  3. fuseBox

    fuseBox Thread Starter

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    I agree, I think Ill go with a sata hd. thanks
     
  4. winbob

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    Fusebox,

    Is your PC 'SATA ready'???
     
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