Shopping Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Chris Tsutsui, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

    Feb 1, 2002
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    I'm building a PC and have been looking at storage options.

    I'm considering SATA raid 0 as one of my first options since most mobos I've been looking at offer SATA RAID. The SATA drive I most admire is the 36gig WD Raptor as the cost of two of those would go for about $240. They could be used on a mobo like the Abit IC7 or Asus P4C800.

    I was also looking at the incredibly fast options such as a seagate Cheetah 15k.3 37gig HD running single on an SCSI card such as the LSI LSI20320. ($450) But then I havn't seen many conventional mobos with a 64bit PCI-X slot. Would there be benefits of having a 64bit PCI slot and not having to use the 32bit PCI? I'd want to have all that insane speed harnessed but don't want a friggen server. [​IMG]

    Anyone oppose the WD Raptor RAID0? Cause that's what I'm thinking. Anything coming out in next couple of months worth waiting for?
  2. Duane R

    Duane R Second Unit

    Mar 30, 2002
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    I run a RAID 0 Raptor setup on my P4P800, and it's very snappy. Supposedly, the 74GB Raptors are shipping sometime this month--with even faster seek times and command queuing (a SCSI feature). However, the rumor is the price on these drives will be ~$200/ea.

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