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Seagate 750GB SATA2 RAID Review

Former staff writer    -   February 23, 2007


Testing:


Test setup:
  • Intel Q6600 ES
  • Intel Bad Axe 2
  • 2 x 1 GB Mushkin XP2-8500
  • 2 x 750 GB Seagate HDD’s
  • Mushkin 650Watt PSU
  • Windows XP Pro SP2

    For testing, we will be running HD Tach, which gives us a look at the average read speeds, burst speeds, as well as seek times of hard drives. This gives us a very good reading on what the hard drives are capable of. I ran the benchmark on the drives in RAID 0, as well as in a single drive configuration, so that we can have a direct comparison between the two. Earlier this year, we did a review on the single Seagate 750GB HDD, which can be seen here - Seagate 750 GB Barracuda SATA 3.0 GB/s 7200.10
 






As we can see from these results, the RAIDed hard drives really spank the single drive configuration! With results like these, I don’t see why everyone doesn’t have a RAID 0 setup!


Conclusion:

    After seeing these stunning results, it makes me wonder why I have never used a RAID 0 setup before! The sheer performance gains of this setup are absolutely stunning. The most obvious drawback to this type of setup would have to be failure. Since RAID 0 splits files onto both drives, if one of your hard drives die, then you lose all of the data. If this issue doesn't really affect you, then there is no reason NOT to have a RAID 0 setup with these drives. Huge storage space and killer speeds make RAIDing the Seagate SATA2 750s a great choice if you are seeking the ultimate in performance. Seagate also offers a stunning 5 year warranty, which gives you piece of mind when you purchase a Seagate drive. You get not only a good deal, but killer performance to backup your purchase. If you are looking to shave off those extra seconds when loading games or do any kind of CAD work, then these Seagate drives in RAID will be a great choice for you.

This RAID review is an update to the full review of the Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0/s 7200.10. For more information on the capabilities on the drive itself, take a look at our earlier review.

Pros

  • Size
  • Cache
  • Speed

Cons

  • Format time
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