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    Question Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Maxtor MaxLine Plus III 300 GB (ATA/133, 16MB, NCQ)
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    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300 GB (ATA/133 16MB cache)

    What is this NCQ ? Is it really so important ?

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    OR MAYBE:
    SAMSUNG SpinPoint
    or Some SEagate or some WD but not raptor...
    Something close to 300GB...

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lukpcn
    Maxtor MaxLine Plus III 300 GB (ATA/133, 16MB, NCQ)
    or
    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300 GB (ATA/133 16MB cache)

    What is this NCQ ? Is it really so important ?
    NCQ is called Native Command Queuing.
    I heard that it effects the performance of the HDD.(in a good way)

    Quote Originally Posted by lukpcn
    OR MAYBE:
    SAMSUNG SpinPoint
    or Some SEagate or some WD but not raptor...
    Something close to 300GB...
    Why not raptor ? Did you hear bad things about it ?
    I thought raptor was the best way to go, if you were going to
    buy a fast(10000rpm) SATA HDD.

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Read carefully: 300GB

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lukpcn
    Read carefully: 300GB
    Oh, ok. I got it. Sorry :P

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Early next year the new model of the raptor-family with 150GB
    capacity is supposed to be on the market. You could run that
    in a RAID-0 configuration to get 300GB and even increase
    the performance even more... don't know if you can wait that
    long...

    Tobias

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    Talking Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    I have to keep in mind that i Have 150$ Budget for a 300GB...
    So I don't think that double 150GB Raptors will be for 150$

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Take a look at the final chart on this page. Read time is the most important aspect of a sample drive.

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...spx?i=2577&p=3

    Noise and heat are other factors:

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=2577&p=14

    The Raptors are tops for performance. The Hitachis are the best of the 7,200 rpm drives. The Maxtors aren't bad though. When you factor in price per GB, maybe they're the best value?

    -JF

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    what about this NCQ feature ? Any1 uses drive with it... is it realy better ?
    By the way... maxtors have 16MB cache... is it reaaly better then 8MB ?

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    Re: Which HDD is better for streaming ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JonFairhurst
    Take a look at the final chart on this page. Read time is the most important aspect of a sample drive.

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...spx?i=2577&p=3

    Noise and heat are other factors:

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=2577&p=14

    The Raptors are tops for performance. The Hitachis are the best of the 7,200 rpm drives. The Maxtors aren't bad though. When you factor in price per GB, maybe they're the best value?

    -JF
    The also wrote about rMaxtor's MaXLine III

    "The larger buffer should help out in sequential access performance and when NCQ is enabled, random access performance should be improved as well."


    So the access will be quicker?

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