Fast Drives and Raid Performance Question

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Joe, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I have been reading reviews on Newegg about the Western Digital Raptor
    10,000 RPM SATA Hardrives and the consensus seems to be that they are the
    best thing since sliced bread. Many reviews talk about being able to install
    windows in under 15 minutes and boot times that are amazing when two drives
    are used in a Raid 0 config. Help me compare some different configurations
    because this is what I have not been able to find. Assume that you can
    install Windows XP in 12 minutes with two of these drives in a raid 0 config
    and be able to boot the machine in 30 seconds what would you estimate the
    times of these configurations to be?

    1) a single Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM SATA
    2) 2 SATA 150 7,200 RPM drives Raid 0
    3) 2 IDE ATA 133 7,200 RPM drives Raid 0
    4) 1 IDE ATA 133 7,200 RPM drive

    Joe
     
    Joe, Mar 3, 2004
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  2. Joe

    Michael-NC Guest

    Wouldn't you be more interested in how the machine benchmarks with the
    different configurations? There are a ton of websites that compare
    performance. I don't think anyone has benchmarked how long it takes to
    _load_ XP.

    "Joe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have been reading reviews on Newegg about the Western Digital Raptor
    > 10,000 RPM SATA Hardrives and the consensus seems to be that they are the
    > best thing since sliced bread. Many reviews talk about being able to

    install
    > windows in under 15 minutes and boot times that are amazing when two

    drives
    > are used in a Raid 0 config. Help me compare some different configurations
    > because this is what I have not been able to find. Assume that you can
    > install Windows XP in 12 minutes with two of these drives in a raid 0

    config
    > and be able to boot the machine in 30 seconds what would you estimate the
    > times of these configurations to be?
    >
    > 1) a single Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM SATA
    > 2) 2 SATA 150 7,200 RPM drives Raid 0
    > 3) 2 IDE ATA 133 7,200 RPM drives Raid 0
    > 4) 1 IDE ATA 133 7,200 RPM drive
    >
    > Joe
    >
    >
     
    Michael-NC, Mar 3, 2004
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