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To RAID-0 or not to RAID-0

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Why I don’t RAID anymore?  It’s simpler, cheaper, quieter, energy efficient and the performance is quite the same. This was a quick decision a few months ago and I’m happy with it. It started with a computer for my friend for which I’ve ordered a largest for the money Seagate HDD (cause me and my friends like the brand) – a 500GB ST3500418AS. When it arrived I was shocked how small it was (low profile) and then I was shocked how fast it was.

Few benchmarks later I wasn’t stripping anymore and awaiting for my new drive.

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November 19, 2010 at 11:47

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RAID 0 – cluster vs stripe size

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Tired of the heavy NOISE produced by my WD Raptors RAID 0 setup, I’ve decided it was time to move on. Another thing was my little discovery of Seagate’s new enterprise series HDDs – ES.2 with 32MB buffer. I was setting up two powerful gaming rigs for my friends and accidentally found those drives and was thrilled later to test they were actually faster than my Raptors! This was all I needed to make a switch and I’ve bought two 250GB Barracudas for the price of two 74GB Raptors… (well, I’ve paid a fortune for them two years ago but this was my second no-cost upgrade, first was 6600GT AGP for 6800GT PCI-E). Great deal!

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November 6, 2008 at 22:08

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