What is the difference between KS and YS Western Digital HDD

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How much of a performance hit would I take buying two YS grade western digital HDDs instead of the "gamer" KS grade drives?

I understand that the YS drives are designed with additional features that would be best intended for use in servers running RAID configurations, but the specs show them to be VERY closely matched cousins.

I'm "assuming" that the difference would be minimal, but wanted to make sure first.

I didn't want to simply post the specs for both since I'm interested in real world effects, not just numbers.

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what's you rpreferred setup? simple master/slave or RAID or what?
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RAID 0.

My current setup includes two 150GB Raptors in RAID 0.

I'd have thought that Raptors were as quiet as most other common drives, but installing mine and wondering about all that noise an IT friend had me listen to his gamers drives, they're just as loud as mine, but I have a Lian Li aluminum case, so all that RAID synchronized chattering gets to me after a while.

I want quieter drives now

Cheers, eh...

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Raid will probably sit better with a ys.
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UPSGuy wrote:
Raid will probably sit better with a ys.
Already bought the YS drives, thanks.
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Good instincts :)
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I almost went with the KS drives because of their slight advantage in pushing data out, but the 5 year warranty on the YS drives overwhelmed that very slight advantage.

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