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    NCQ: Best Upgrade For a Power User!

    What do you say, could be a good idea a couple of that 640s for striping (and mirroring in a second time)? I'd like to order them this evening (here in Italy it's midnight..) but I'm not able to decide... What to do to disable AAM?
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    wd 640Gb good for raid 0?

    Hello everybody, I'm buying a couple of 720 rpm disks that will be used in raid 0 to install windows xp and raid 1 to store my documents. In a pair of mounth I think I'll buy one or two 150Gb Vraptor (when they will be available and not too expensive), and the two 7200 rpm disks will be used only for storage. But it could be I use them for more long time... Then I'm thinking to buy a couple of 640Gb western digital caviar, is it a good choice? Are they good for striping and mirroring? Or a couple of seagate 7200.11 could be better? Thanks everybody and sorry for my difficult english!
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    NCQ: Best Upgrade For a Power User!

    Yur story is uncredible!! but unluck is always looking for you and if you have an hdd with important data and it falls, yu can be sure it will be lost. If you have to throw away a disk and you pass voer it with an abrams tank, it will be saved.. Anywere your idea is true and it helped me to decide what to do with my actual seagate 500Gb disck when it will be replaced with new disks in raid... I'll use external sata connector to plug it just for backup my storage! Now the problem bout wd persist... how are them in raid? who helps me?
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    NCQ: Best Upgrade For a Power User!

    Your idea about hard disk possibility of damage is surely true and I also had considered in the past that hdd damage are probably caused by envoiremental problems. Then if one disk fall in error it's probably that also ther disks of te computer result damageed. But I also thought that external drives used for backup are much more exposed to danger of damages: they could fall, the cat or mother could make them fall, over a busy desk they could be forgoten and heated... Then I thought that a second hard drive in mirror would be faster, cheaper and always upgraded, while a backup hard disk requires continius upgrades to make me sure I won't loose anything in the eventuality of damages to my storage disk. And I'm not so patient and precise... Then I prefere a mirror sistem: it is cheap then I don't llose anithing doing it and it's surely more safe than the single storage dedicated disk... I red I think in this topic about terrible performances of western digital disks when used in raid. I'd like to understand if it was a problem of only one ore some wd series or it's norma for every wd disk... In this case, It wuld be better to buy a 7200.11 disk. I thank you for your answer about possibility to enable NCQ on ICH9R in raid configuration. Then when I set it to raid, NCQ is automatically enabled as it would be when set in AHCI mode..? Thank ypu and sorry for my uncorrect english... I don't speak it from centuries..
  5. I'm buying a couple of 640Gb wd to run a raid 1 configuration. But probably fisrt 40-50Gb of the disks will be used in raid o to install an operating system, waiting for new 150Gb velociraptor... Do I have to espect low performances in raid 0/1 as I red in this discussion or this problems have been solved by western digital in it's new generation hard disks? I wanted a 64pGb because of it's better performances in transfer rate (little differenze, but if I've to chose...), because it's quieter and becaus of it's 140Gb in plus. I'm in right? A 7200.11 based system would be better? Sorry for my double post
  6. Some test aout new wd 640Gb? I was sure to buy that disk but now I'm not too sure... if 7200.11 is really better?
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    NCQ: Best Upgrade For a Power User!

    Interesting: As kreativ I'm buying a couple of wd 640Gb wich probably I'll configure in raid. NCQ is usable also in raid configuration? Raid features will be provided by my ICH9R southbridge: to use this features I need to set it in raid mode fom motherboard bios. NCQ is spported only by ahci settng or also in raid seting?
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    I think I'll do as you say, installing operating system on a new 16Mb cache 74Gb raptor.
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    Ok tahnkyou. I think I'll continue using raptor. Do you think it coould be a good idea to change my actual old 74Gb 8Mb with a new ADFD - series? In that case i could send the first one or continue to use it for speedy storage dedicated to 3d applications works. Also pagefile, photoshop cache, and others...
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    RAID newbie seeks opinions of Adaptec HostRAID

    I think raid 1+0 (or 0+1) is better too. You mught have a performance improvement and you would obtain nearly the same safety. Ok, with raid 0 configuation the probability to broke a disk groows up, but I think you're protected in this case by the raid 1 level.
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    Uff... there's no way to improve my disk - system performances?
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    But, do you think a raptor based raid 0 volume will be faster in windows and applications startup than the single raptor (and the single mau/ raid mau)? Please help me just for the last time!!! I promise, it's my last question!
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    I'm confused... I't so strange... Seagate 15k.5 have very low performances in all storage review test... Surely it's because it's optimized for high end - critical mission - server usage, but generallu scsi disks are very better in all the tests... Also everykind of 15k.4 is better... MAH, I have the possibility to buy a sinle or a couple of raptor 8Mb cache, as mine, but I'm not sure this is a good idea. Probably the best thing to do is send my actul disck and buy a couple of new raptor, but they are also expensive... I'm reconsidering mau disk... it isn't bad..:!
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    Ok, then new 74Gb raptor are faster than my old 74Gb 8Mb cache. I could send it and buy one or a couple of that new. Or I can buy a seagate 15k5 74Gb (90€, not so bad) and an adaptec pci-e 1x controller. Total 200€, what do you think?
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    fusjitsu mau or raid 0 with three raptor?

    Then your advice is to do nothing and continue to use my single raptor...? Do you think a 15k scsi mau won't be so faster than my actual configuration, and the same will be using a three disk RAID0?