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Now you have me looking at these drives....not a bad price for 500 gig 10k RPM

http://www.goharddrive.com/White-Label-VelociRaptor-500GB-10K-RPM-32MB-Cache-p/g01-0686.htm

 

To clarify, these would be for my VM's replacing the current WD Black 1TB......and yea, I run that many VM's at one time.

 

If you order from goharddrivebe sure to check performance check them ASAP -- you have ~ 15 days from when you recieve them to get an automatic RMA and send em back for replacement -- they are nice folks to work with but you do need to check what you got 

 

SchoonDoggy has been a very bad influence on us all.....................  Look over at what performance Jim is getting with drives SchoonDoggy has pointed him to....................

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jmwills

I've ordered from them in the past and never (knock on word) had an issue.

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Joe_Miner

-snip-

Three SW Mirrored (RAID 0) in Disk Manager of the OS gives you:

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Dang JM; them's SSD speeds :)

 

 

@ikon -- I thought you'd like to see this -- it was surprising to me that when I placed the same 3 VR's in my Z77X-UD5H attached to 3 of the onboard Intel SATA II Ports #2, 3, & 4 -- all in RAID0 set up in Software via Disk Management in Server 2012 -- I got substantially better READ & WRITE Transfer Performance:

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This is very nice!  It's telling me that for one thing I can use the MicroServer for testing but expect better performance moving the configuration up a notch to the Z77!!

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ikon

Nice JM, very nice.

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Joe_Miner

@ikon -- I thought you'd like to see this -- it was surprising to me that when I placed the same 3 VR's in my Z77X-UD5H attached to 3 of the onboard Intel SATA II Ports #2, 3, & 4 -- all in RAID0 set up in Software via Disk Management in Server 2012 -- I got substantially better READ & WRITE Transfer Performance:

gallery_1229_26_42302.jpg

 

This is very nice!  It's telling me that for one thing I can use the MicroServer for testing but expect better performance moving the configuration up a notch to the Z77!!

 

Can't believe I forgot to post this last month -- This makes for a very nice VM drive in my Z77X-UD5H --

 

4 VelociRaptors 6th Gen in software RAID0

 

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