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  1. But newer WD10EACS (rev. 00D6B0) have 3 platters too. So, ist cache size the only difference? I didn't realize that...thanks for pointing that out. Is there a way (ie, with software) to determine if a drive has 3 platters or 4? I'm curious which models I have but don't want to open up all the computers. v1 WD10EACS-32ZJB0 v2 WD10EACS-00ZJB0 v3 WD10EACS-00D6B0 00D6B0 is 3 platters
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    Solid State Drives - what to buy ?

    Thanks, I'm not just in it for the buzz factor. I want it if I will get real improved performance and load times. I see that OCZ are coming out witha much cheaper SSD in 128 GB - we're talking $350-$450 for a 128 GB OCZ SSD..... These prices are acceptable to me. I still will buy the WD Velociraptor 300GB for data storage and pics and an 1TB external HD for music & files. Thanks stay away from those OCZ drives check out the new Intel SSDs http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel...doc.aspx?i=3403
  3. I'm going to get one of the new 7K200 drives for my laptop, but I'm not sure what size to get. I don't need 200GB of storage, 120GB or so would be plenty, but would there be a decrease in performance?
  4. so it worked for you, just had the exclamation marks in Device Manager?
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    Using RAID1 to improve desktop performance

    That's cool and all, but boot partitions are usually <512MB. All that they need to hold are your kernel(s) and initrd, bootloader, and system map. Do you really want 4 drives doing this? Frank by boot partition I mean the partition for Windows XP so I would make it about 30GB and also one for Vista which would be around 50GB any comments on expected performance compared to RAID1 or RAID0?
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    Using RAID1 to improve desktop performance

    so what about RAID10? how do you think it would compare to RAID1 or RAID0? thinking of an Areca 1210 with 4 x WD360ADFD as boot partition
  7. I have 5 x Seagate 7200.10 320 GB in Raid 5 on my Promise EX8350 Raid controller. I´m getting around 130-140 mb/s. You should try to see if there is any new drivers/bios/firmware out for your Raid card, as its the limiting factor. OK, thanks for the reply. Can you post a HD Tach scan? Is it a nice smooth line?
  8. Everything works fine in RAID0
  9. Anyone using Seagate 7200.10 drives in RAID5? What am I doing wrong? Controller is BC4852 my new 8 x Seagate 7200.10 320GB compare to my old 4 x Western Digital WD3200JD RAID5
  10. your post was so long I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for, but for a cheap case with lots of room, how about a stacker? here are some pics with the supermicro hotswap cages - they're really expensive, almost as much as the case itself you would be better off just buying two stackers and using the 4 in 3 coolermaster cages http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1029165498&postcount=84
  11. great article as always Eugene
  12. ok, I got a firmware upgrade from Seagate for my 300GB drives flashed all of them, but performance is still way below what it should be setup is 4 disk RAID5 on BC4852 4 x Seagate 300GB RAID5 blue = 3AAH red = 3AAE 4 x WD3200JD RAID5 1 x Seagate 300GB, no RAID all 4 drives have similiar scans in single mode
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    Highpoint 2320 RAID5 Information

    You could take a look over here. It's a Dutch website but as you can see they have a lot of benchmark results for the RR2320. Thanks. I also found some info here: http://forums.2cpu.com/showpost.php?p=637773&postcount=5
  14. Anyone with a Highpoint 2320 RAID5 array check in here. Here is the info I'm looking for: 1) HD Tach Tests 2) Read/Write Performance 3) What disks you're using 4) Number of disks 5) Rebuilt time 6) Comments and your overall opinion of the card Thanks
  15. I picked up a couple of 7200.9 160GB drives for a RAID-0 array to play around with. I'm getting disappointing performance from the Silicon Image 3114 controller on my Asus A8N Premium board: Should I try the NV RAID? Ideas on why this is so slow?