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Old 07-11-12, 05:01 PM
thetrystero thetrystero is offline
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2x Seagate 1TB in RAID 0 vs 1x WD Black 2TB FOR STORAGE

I'm new to this whole RAID thing but from what I gather, it should give me a performance boost vs just normally setting up the two drives.
How about when compared to the WD Black? Will the RAID 0 beat it? Apparently, the WD Blacks lack TLER so are not suitable for RAIDing.

My applications are mainly video editing and I am using the drives for storage. (already booting off of a 128gb SSD). I am aware of the data lost risks associated with RAID 0, but I'm looking for PURE PERFORMANCE here.

If RAID 0 is recommended, which Seagate drives should I use? I'm not too familiar with the various models.
I have read that the Samsung Spinpoint F3 is the best drive to use for RAID 0, but unfortunately I cannot obtain this drive in my country.

Thank you.

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Old 07-11-12, 05:27 PM
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i would say 1x 2TB WD Cav-Blk (7200rpm)

let chance of data loss - RAID0 performance can degrade over time, even if striped.

IMHO - i would not advise anyone RAID-ing any less than 4 drives, and then i would say... use RAID5 or better
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Old 07-11-12, 06:20 PM
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I would have to agree with dugdiamond. I have a 2TB Seagate 2000D And its read and write speeds are better then my two RAID Seagate Barracuda 750GB's in RAID 0. Hard Drives with the dual even quad platter array are getting surprisingly fast! Get the 2TB WD!
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