Hello, currently my home comp is using a WD 7200 rpm drive, im thinking of upgrading it to raid 0 10k rpm drives, here are the drives newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822116006 and this is the raid card, newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16816118050 and then i was looking into cables for a scsi drive but i know nothing about them, my friend showed me these cables he found provantage.com/cables-go-09476~7CBTE01N.htm but it says there scsi3 now does this matter? what is scsi 3 and can it be used for these raid cards and hdd, the cables i was lookin at newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812193019 are 30 bucks each, now do i need to buy 2 of these for my raid 0 or what? any suggestions on what are the best scsi cables for me and best transfer rate? links would be great too.
yes, drives as in number of hard drives, now the first link says its 150mb/s transfer, and i found these provantage.com/cables-go-27061~7CBTE02E.htm which are 320mb/s do you think this would be the ideal cable for what im getting? since its ment to be for 2 drives?
i was thinking of getting this raid card, newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816118026 but my friend said id never use that much throughput, its gonna be for my gaming rig ^^, i was gonna get 15k rpm drives with that 640mb/s raid card but he said id never use it all and to get 10k rpm drives and 320 raid card. do you think i wouldnt notice a difference between 10k and 15k rpm drives on running extreme load games like battlefield 2 and battlefield 2142, currently when i had a 5400 rpm drive it took atleast 8 minutes to load a map, then with 7200 it takes about 2 minutes, so im wondering how much of a difference will i notice between a 10k and a 15k rpm drive? if any?
The last link isn't a U640 controller... it's just a U320 controller with 3 channels. (2 internal, 1 external). Again, one single drive isn't going to push out 320MB/s... the entire controller channel has a max throughput of 320MB/s.
Your friend is definitely correct about the RAID cards...
but, you should definitely notice a difference in performance switching to 15k rpm drives.
That all said,
For my own money... I'd stick with a 2/4 port SATA controller, and SATA drives.
ok so the 320 is the max it can go, not the default speed, i understand, and if i wanted to get the 15k rpm it would cost me an extra $800 bucks, which is another 2 paychecks lol, so do u think its worth it to get 15k rpms?
I would definitely go with a sata raid to save money, and probably power as well. However, being that this would be a gaming rig, you will have to find a rig with both pci-e and pci-x for a decent graphics card and a decent raid card.
well untill i have the money, this is gonna be on my older board and rig, im gonna be building a new 1 soon, so i have to use pci, i have a amd athlon xp 3200+ 400fsb, with a 680w PSU, 3 gb corsair ram, ddr2 pc3200, and a gforce 6800gt 256mb gddr3 1ghz, so i figured the only thing i can really upgrade is my hd and get some 10k or 15k rpm drives, and when i have the money to build my new comp, ill just take the new hd i bought and format em for that system and put my old drives back into my old comp.
my games i play are over 5gb rach, so after i have like 4 games installed, im almost max out in space, so i was thinking of getting 74 or 150gb drives, i have over 20 games i enjoy playing and i dont want to be limited to about 5