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07-29-06, 07:44 PM
Ok, I have two hard drives, Both 250mb, both SATA, both 7200 rpm... Only difference between the two is one has a 16mb cache, another has 8mb cache.

Which would have the best performance?

A Raid 0 with the two, or just using the 16mb cache HD as my main HD? I know many people say Raid Doesn't help, but I have used Raid level 0 and noticed a performance increase with things like installing programs, extracting files etc.

Basically am i better of using the 16mb cache HD as my main HD or would it still be better to set up a raid?

07-29-06, 08:23 PM
You seem to have answered you own question pretty well. Using the HDD with the larger cache will be better except maybe in transferring files and some apps where the Raid 0 setup would give you some performance increase. Still, the noticeable performance increase would be neglible IMO. The extra storage capacity would be beneficial and come in handy I would think.

07-29-06, 10:08 PM
250mb, thats some massive storage there.

07-29-06, 10:35 PM
250mb, thats some massive storage there.

Haha, how much was that? If you got it from tigerdirect, they for sure overcharged you for it. :D