04-04-2011 03:58 AM
Somewhat convoluted question:
I'm building a simple stand alone system but it runs 24/7 (well it's on that time period but it idles a lot)
Here is the question:
I am either going to get 2 barracudas and use Raid 1 for backup functions (performance hit a bit)
but they are the 6gb/sec SATA's
OR I can get one constellation drive (more robust) and backup incrementally to an external drive.
This drive (for cost constraints) is the 3gb/sec version. Specs imply this dive is a tad faster in read/writes then the equiv barracuda (not sure if it's at the same SATA rate or the 3 vs. 6)...
Are constellations fine for just plain primary drive functions?
Is one or the other going to have a noticeable performance advantage?
does barracuda redundancy trump constellation build quality?
Hopefully someone will chime in
PS 2 constellations in raid 1 (and the 6gb/sec versions) would seem to be best for a simple home system but could be a bit overkill since I've had good luck w/ Seagate (Samsung as well).
Current money constraints rules that out.
2 constellations in a raid 1 (3gb/sec) versions is doable but seems overkill to the 2 barracudas (6gb/sec) unless there is some major performance increase.
Of course the specs can be misleading.