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Hello,

I do not know whether or not to buy two 8MB ATA 133 Hard Drives or a single 16MB cache SATA Hard Drive. I would extremely appreciate any help.

If I buy the two ATA 133 Hard Drives then I would put it on my motherboards integrated raid (0). I haven't ever configured or used a computer in raid 0, so I don’t know how efficient it is or how fast. I also hear that when running a computer in raid 0 you have a chance of data loss. This is going to be a home computer so I don’t have any clients relying on me. I don’t mind small or insignificant data loss, but I still want performance.

Which do you think I should choose?

Which of the two is more reliable and could potentialy last longer?

Particularly looking at 2 of these in raid 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145090

Do western digital raptors offer more performance than both ATA 133 in raid and SATA 2 hds?

Thank You.

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The ATA 66 hdd has a data transfer rate of 100MBps, SATA starts at 150MBps. SATA2 can have transfer rate of 2.0GB. If your looking for speed, go with the SATA.

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Two ATA 133 HDs in Raid 0 would put out 266mbs, no? so that would beat Serial ATA since it runs at 150mbs, right? ...and Serial ATA 2 runs at 300mbs, correct?

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Two ATA 133 HDs in Raid 0 would put out 266mbs, no? so that would beat Serial ATA since it runs at 150mbs, right? ...and Serial ATA 2 runs at 300mbs, correct?

No, it doesn't double the transfer rate, at best it increases it by 20% to 30%.

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