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Hard Drive advice - concerning RAID 0


Dr.Gonzo
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Hello!

 

I am thinking of buying a pair of hard drives, and use them in RAID 0.

I am between the Hitachi 7K80 (80GB) which is legendary for its speed

and good price in the forum

and the Seagate Barracuda 160GB SATAII (7200.9 line ST3160812AS)

 

my concern for the Seagate is the 11ms estimated seek time, which I suppose will be

more, in a raid array.

 

But they are tempting for their excellent price, and the 5 year warranty.

 

A quick question: The Barracuda 200GB (ST3200826AS) is supposed to have 8.5ms seek time? Is this due to the different platter size?

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dont worry about seek times etc

 

think about it

 

11ms

 

is less than you or I can measure without some serious scientific equipment

 

11ms to us is instantaneous

 

20ms is the same

 

9ms is the same

 

RAID-0 on the Seagates and the Hitachis are going to be everything you wanted

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