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Author:  Zhentar [ Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  I thought SATA was supposed to be similar cost...

so why is the 80G IDE Barracuda 7200.7 50 dollars cheaper than the same drive in the SATA version?

I'd really like to have 2 SATA barracudas in a RAID 0 in my next setup, but if the prices stay like that, it won't be an option :(

Author:  Topcat [ Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:42 pm ]
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I can't say for sure, but I'll take a guess.

The SATA drive has an 8mb cache, and I don't think the other does.

The SATA drive is in much higher demand/lower production right now, so prices have not had a chance to come down.

I like the idea of SATA Raid myself, but the noise is a factor. I'm going to try out a WD Raptor 36gb 10k rpm drive (Friday I hope!) and see how noisy it is. How about 2 of those puppies?? :shock:

Author:  Zhentar [ Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:45 pm ]
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Yeah, I'd love to hear the noise on those from a SPCR person for an accurate glimpse at what I'd think. $190 for 36 gigs is steep, but damn would a RAID 0 perform... hopefully prices will drop and capacities will rise.

Author:  chiahaochang [ Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:04 am ]
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Topcat wrote:
I like the idea of SATA Raid myself, but the noise is a factor. I'm going to try out a WD Raptor 36gb 10k rpm drive (Friday I hope!) and see how noisy it is. How about 2 of those puppies?? :shock:


Let us know how it goes. I was thinking of getting one myself, for a boot/app drive.

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