|29-12-2005, 03:53 AM||#97|
Join Date: Feb 25 2005
By eva2000Fastest and best pair of drives I have ever bought
Might even buy 2 more soon if someone will buy my very underpriced OCZ 3200EL R2 TCCD
|31-12-2005, 08:30 PM||#98|
Join Date: Jun 01 2005
Location: Forever in Silicon Wars !
OK, back with Maxtor & Intel technology combined on the ICH7 southbridge of the P5WD2 premium mobo. I believe 2 drives is a good compromise with Raid 0, you get benefits and reduce chance of mechanical failure...
|05-01-2006, 04:33 PM||#99|
Join Date: Oct 18 2005
I'm very much thinking about getting 2 of these drives for my MSI neo2 or DFI NF3 ultra-D (DFI wont run my ram at T1 hoping MSI will).
Now it's 2 of these drives or 1 74gig Raptor. What the problem is that i've never raided a HDD in my life. So I don't understand how and what happens when I do.
So can you guys plz fill me in. If I raid these 2 do I get a total amount of space 80 + 80
Does windows only see the 2 drives as 1 drive ? and what gains do I get. Im going to go with Raid 0 as thats what everyone is doing
|05-01-2006, 04:50 PM||#100|
Join Date: Sep 30 2004
By King_sobok, firstly when raided, windows sees them only as 1 drive with the combined capacity (minus a little, my 2 x 80 comes up as ~153) when you have 2 or more drives raided (0) the performance is much faster than a single drive, think of it as the two drives sharing the information, thus faster access.
secondly, is the NF3 chipset SATAII capable? i just checked the NF3 Ultra-d and its not so the performance would down a little on what is here (or the 2x thread that's here also) we're all on NF4 chipsets/the SLi-DR boards.
|05-01-2006, 08:03 PM||#101|
Join Date: Jan 04 2006
Hitachi vs Seagate...and NCQ
I've got a few questions to ask:
1. heading says about Hitachi 7k80 as being SATA II with NCQ but none of the
computer shop's sites says anything about NCQ. Even "Hitachi" site has the following info:
Capacity - 40GB, 80GB
Rotational Speed - 7200 RPM
Interface standard - SATA 3.0Gb/s (Serial) and ATA Ultra 133 (Parallel)
ATA-7 streaming feature set
Average seek time - 8.8 ms
RoHS Compliant ¹
More product information
General specification information (Datasheet)
Jumpers and configuration
Technical Library documentation
Technologies and white papers
Fluid dynamic bearing spindle motors
AFC Media - Extending the Limits of Longitudinal Recording
Giant magnetoresistive (GMR) head technology
Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML)
Load / unload technology
Feature and Benefits
* High interface transfer rate
* 8MB buffer size (80GB SATA)
* ATA-7 Streaming Feature Set
* Faster system boot-up
* Quicker screen refreshes
* Faster data processing
* Improved performance for AV storage applications
* 80 GB and 40 GB
* Most popular capacity points
* Leading low power
* Head Load/unload
* ECC and CRC protection
* Optional low-power mode
* Internal thermal sensor
* Cooler system operation
* Enables lower cost power supply and fan
* Protects disk during non-operation
* Reduces power during idle periods
* Data integrity enhanced throughout circuits
* Furthur reduces power requirement
* Reduces system heat/cooling requirements
* Improves data integrity
* Low acoustic levels
* Quieter system operation
* SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface
* Backwards compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s
* Thinner and longer cabling for easier routing
¹ RoHS refers to the European Commission's RoHS directive for eliminating certain hazardous materials in the manufacturing of electronic equipment.
Am I missing something???
2. Has anyone tried or, if not, what do you think of using instead of 7k80
Seagate drives such as:
Seagate ST3120813AS Baracuda 7200.9 120GB 7200rpm, SATAII 300, 8mb Buffer, NCQ NEW @ ~$129-00
Seagate ST3808110AS Baracuda 7200.9 80GB SATAII 300, 7200rpm, 8mb Buffer, NCQ @ ~ $99-00
both SATA II with NCQ.
Any thoughts, suggestions etc.
Thank you very much in advance.
|05-01-2006, 08:22 PM||#102|
Join Date: Feb 25 2005
Never used the new Seagates Sammy but a few sites I have seen mention about 10% worse performance than the last models (cant remember ware I saw this )
Why dont you buy a couple and do a review
|19-01-2006, 01:23 PM||#104|
Join Date: Aug 14 2005
By alpha0nethats right, back up when I took a look at the new samsungs, they were pretty critical of seagate at the same time.
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