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Single velociraptor vs raid 0 caviar black 1tb drives

Discussion in 'Storage' started by exodusprime1337, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. exodusprime1337

    exodusprime1337

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    so i'm curious would i see a benefit in windows performance and overall systems performance if i were to use the velociraptor that i got for free as my os drive?
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    Well for one, id ask why youd want to use 1TB hdd's as a boot drive?

    And yes, the closest thing you can get to an SSD would be a velociraptor hdd. Would speed up your boot time.
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    i had an ssd that died a while back so i've been using my raid 0 tb drives as a boot drive
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    depends on which 1tb western digital blacks, the 64mb cache 500GB platter ones are going to be almost as fast as a velociraptor. so in raid 0 they would be much faster than a single velociraptor.

    but I'd still put the veliciraptor as the boot drive due to seek time and reliability of a single drive over raid 0.
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    Yeah id avoid putting storage drives in raid 0.

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