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Old 25th November, 2002, 02:44 PM
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Overcoming the bottleneck: HDD's

Hi, im starting to get a bit of cash together now im w orking again! I was looking at my system and was thinking i should be speeding up my hard drive because its the slowest thing. I am thinking the only way to do this and keep the costs down is going to be an IDE RAID 0 striping array.

This is what i propose:

Some RAID card? (help)

2*80GB WD 7200RPM IDE disks w/ 8mb cache

Now, i know the problem with raid 0 in that its only really AID (no redundancy) so if a disk dies im screwed. How reliable are these arrays? how much can i get a decent sized IDE tape drive for? or should i stick to CDR for backups. And suggestions on a raid card?

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Conrad
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