big single hard disk or 2 small hard disks? ?
Posted on 1998-06-02
I am about to buy a nice PC system from Dell with double 400MHz Pentium II, 256 MB RAM, SCSI based CD ROM, SCSI based ZIP and SCSI based hard drive. The OS will be NT4.0
Should I buy 2 hard drives at 4 GB or 1 hard drive with 9 GB?
The idea is to "mirror" the two drives in order to get a faster read rate and hopefully normal speed write rate. I heard about this technique and would like to try it. Is this technique really faster than using a single 9GB hard drive? How easy is it to set up with NT4.0?
The drives I am talking about are
One 9.1 GB SCSI, Ultra2/Wide LVD (7200 RPM)
Two 4.0 GB SCSI, Ultra2/Wide LVD (7200 RPM)
I don't really need more than 4 GB of space and therefore wouldn't mind having only that amount available. Communication speed to the hard drive is more important to me.
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