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    Hi all I have a opportunity to get 2 1tb seagate ES drives at very low price I was just wondering would they give the same data throughput of my 4 x 500 gig seagate ES drives
    When in a Raid 0 config

    I could then have an internal raid 2tb and some good storage!

    ? cath
    Last edited by Imagine Video; 03-10-2008, 04:15 PM.
    Asus P5K64WS, Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 Extreme CPU, Saphire HD 3850 512mb graphics, WDraptor160 OS, Highpoint Rocket raid 2310 4 x 500gig Seagate sata 2 se drives in raid 0, NXe and Edius 5.51 Imaginate 2.
    Procoder 3.06 and various Prodad add-ons

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    Originally posted by Imagine Video View Post
    Hi all I have a opportunity to get 2 1tb seagate ES drives at very low price I was just wondering would they give the same data throughput of my 4 x 500 gig seagate ES drives
    When in a Raid 0 config

    I could then have an internal raid 2tb and some good storage!

    ? cath
    Cathryn,

    Are your 4 x 500 all striped as one 2TB volume?

    Do you want redundancy or are you comfortable with sheer performance only?

    I like to run 4 1TB drives that are the same and then in the 2310's bios set up a striped pair that is also mirrored. So this would be a raid 0 + 1. Great speed and full redundancy. In case of a drive failure, you can still run at the full speed.

    The 500's or the 1TB's will yield you the same speed as long as they are the same spec SATA-II/300 and the same enterprise series drives from Seagate. These will have an NS at the end of the model number. Enterprise series drives also have faster seek performance.
    George Dame
    Grass Valley / Canopus System Integrator - Nearly 13 Years
    Providing Systems, Onsite Delivery, Support & Training Services Nationwide
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    • #3
      George thanks for reply

      These 2 drives are in replacement for the 4

      So I would have 2 x 1tb drives in raid 0

      instead of

      4 X 500 GIG drives in raid 0

      Would I notice any difference in performance between 2 1tb drives or 4 500gig

      in raid 0



      I like to run 4 1TB drives that are the same and then in the 2310's bios set up a striped pair that is also mirrored. So this would be a raid 0 + 1. Great speed and full redundancy. In case of a drive failure, you can still run at the full speed.

      This will be the goal!!! when funds allow
      Asus P5K64WS, Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 Extreme CPU, Saphire HD 3850 512mb graphics, WDraptor160 OS, Highpoint Rocket raid 2310 4 x 500gig Seagate sata 2 se drives in raid 0, NXe and Edius 5.51 Imaginate 2.
      Procoder 3.06 and various Prodad add-ons

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Imagine Video View Post
        George thanks for reply

        These 2 drives are in replacement for the 4

        So I would have 2 x 1tb drives in raid 0

        instead of

        4 X 500 GIG drives in raid 0

        Would I notice any difference in performance between 2 1tb drives or 4 500gig

        in raid 0






        This will be the goal!!! when funds allow
        You should still be over 200MB/sec with two drives. Do you know what your speed was with the 4 500's?

        Try it with HD Tach.

        http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public...request=HdTach
        George Dame
        Grass Valley / Canopus System Integrator - Nearly 13 Years
        Providing Systems, Onsite Delivery, Support & Training Services Nationwide
        Get Your Copy of The Edius 6 Comprehensive Tutorial by contacting me via PM, email or phone
        Invite us to your local video association for a full demonstration!
        www.editHD.com - 1-877-ieditDV

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        • #5
          George the 4 x 500 gig sata 2 es seagates returned 205 / 235 mbs read write cant remember which is which think read was the higher figure.

          If the two 1 TB will give more or less these figures then I will get them!!

          Cath
          Asus P5K64WS, Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 Extreme CPU, Saphire HD 3850 512mb graphics, WDraptor160 OS, Highpoint Rocket raid 2310 4 x 500gig Seagate sata 2 se drives in raid 0, NXe and Edius 5.51 Imaginate 2.
          Procoder 3.06 and various Prodad add-ons

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          • #6
            Basically, the more drives in a Raid 0 the faster it will go (irrespective of size). The individual drives performance would have some effect but in essence you will notice little difference in your work flow between the two set-ups. Less to maintain and manage with the 2 x 1Tb configuration.

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            • #7
              Thanks for replies! Always good to check here!

              I will get on with some real editing soon!!
              Asus P5K64WS, Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 Extreme CPU, Saphire HD 3850 512mb graphics, WDraptor160 OS, Highpoint Rocket raid 2310 4 x 500gig Seagate sata 2 se drives in raid 0, NXe and Edius 5.51 Imaginate 2.
              Procoder 3.06 and various Prodad add-ons

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