Seagate Barracuda 3TB in RAID 0: Performance Unleashed
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Hardware Canucks have tested the huge and very fast Seagate Barracuda 3TB (ST3000DM001) hard drive in RAID 0 configuration.
Here's what they had to say:
"What you get with this RAID solution is basic, no compromise space for all of your storage needs and performance that bridges the gap between SSDs and standard hard drives. Unfortunately, the current inflated pricing structure in the storage market means two Barracuda 3TB drives demand nearly $500 from your piggybank and thats not an insignificant amount. Thats not to say that SSDs are well priced either since that same $500 will get you a 240GB drive and not much else. Buying two of these Seagate drives is a no brainer if you want an epic amount of storage capacity and a vast improvement in real world applications. However, for anyone on a budget, pairing a single Barracuda 3TB with a boot drive SSD is an excellent alternative."
Personally, I wouldn't recommend using 3TB HDDs in RAID 0, since there's too much risk of losing such a huge amount of data.
Click here to read the full review.
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