Can 2 SATA HDD make any difference above 120 GB @ 5400

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  1. bhalchandra

    bhalchandra New Member

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    HI
    I am having following configuration

    CPU AMD athlon Xp 3200+
    MOBO ASUS A7N8X-E-Deluxe
    RAM Hynnix 512 x 2 DDR 400 MHz
    VGA XFX nVidia GeForce FX 5900XT with 128 RAM
    SOUND CARD Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
    SPEAKERS Creative INSPIRE T7700
    HDD SAMSUNG 120 GB @ 7200rpm

    I already had 2 80 GB SAMSUNG SATA Hard Disks

    I play games for 6 to 7 hours a day
    The Games are UT2004 , DOOM 3 , NFSUG SPLINTER CELL 2 , FARCRY, PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF Time

    Will 2 SATA Make any difference please reply :idea:
     
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    demoninside New Member

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    SATA technology makes your data flow rate faster, but when it comes about Hard drive to ram Tx it`s make no more diffrence.
    So for games 120*7200 is better option as far as i know.
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    Yes, if u configure ur SATA drives in RAID 0, u'll definitely get a speed boost. Check if ur mobo has onboard RAID controller and get ur technician to configure them for u.
     
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    The latest SATA drives run at 10k. If u can get one, the performance increase will be quite significant. As for RAID 0, u get perf increment of around 5% to 15% (real time, not just benchmarking). But your data cannot be recovered in case of a HDD crash. U should have a spare HDD as backup in case u go for RAID 0. The increment in gaming performances won't be much unless u use quite alot of virtual memory. Of course, loading/ saving will be faster.
     
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    yes with the help of RAID 0,1 You`ll find out some Speed boost else no use(for games)
     
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