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Wich is better for RAID0

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pt, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. pt

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    Hi
    I still hasn' buy my new HDD (lack of money) and i am now thinking off getting a Raid0 setup with 2 160GB HDD, the only thing left to choose is the brand should i get Western Digital or Hitachi, the Hitachi are a bit cheaper, wich HDD have better performance in Raid0 both have a 8MB CACHE, same RPM (7200), both SATA2, wich one will you choose? :)
     
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    Hitachi are always better.
     
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    Are you on crack? Western Digital is one of the most trusted companies in hard drives. I have two 80GB Western Digital Caviar SATAII HDDs in RAID 0, and man is it great. There's a reason why the Hitachi's are cheaper. Go with Western Digital.
     
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    wd all the way baby!

    in my experience, hitachis are usually loud, unreliable, and fail.
     
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    they're are cheaper only 'cause i have some big discounts on the shop that sells the Hitachi, they are almost the same price without discount i have heard that Hitachi HDD works very good on RAID0
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    They are not for sale in Portugal and i need a new HDD, 'cause i'm sick tired of only have 40GB :mad:
     
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    seagates are really nice. specially the perpendicular recording ones.
     
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    They rock - one of them beat my SATA I RAID 0 array composed of:

    2 Western Digital "Raptor X's" 10,000rpm 16mb buffers 8.8ms access/seek
    Promise EX8350 RAID 128mb ECC RAM Caching Controller w/ Intel I-O cpu (PCI-e x4 bus)

    On READS portions of the HDTach test...

    However - I did get the better of it in:

    Seek/access (by like 5ms, big margin, because it is 7,200rpm vs. 10,000rpm on mine)

    &

    CPU use (my RAID 0 setup showed 0% here due to caching controller having it's own onboard CPU for disk oriented I/O, which offloads the system CPU for that type of work - the Seagate owned by INSTG8R showed 4% iirc)

    However, it STILL knocked the heck out of the rest of the competition too, 2x now, on HDTach tests here & remember - it was only 1 single disk, not a RAID 0 array!

    (... albeit, it IS SATA II, & has greater data density due to the perp. recording tech it uses)

    APK
     
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    Preach on, Hitachis suck sweaty donky nuts.

    WD are fantastic and I've had zero issues with them.

    They work like a charm in RAID 0, I have 2 pairs in RAID 0 are they are awesome. Obviously the Raptors are teh awesomenesterest. >:E
     
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    Do you think i should wait for the Seagate with perpendicular recording?, for0 how much time are they being soldl in USA
     
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    you can already pick them up on newegg in the US for not much more than a standard seagate barracuda. i think the perpendicular recording model only costs about $10 more than the regular one.

    Can you import?
     
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    i can, but there is already a IDE with perpendicular recording in one shop, i'm going to wait for a SATA2 disk
     
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    seagate is the best. but since you cant get it go with hitichi.
     

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