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I currently have Seagate 7200.12 500GB and plan on getting another. What I want to do is raid 0 with short stroke. I know with short stroke you lose hdd space but I don't care just want faster loading on boot up and games. Is there any risk doing this setup? If there is, is it worth it?

Another question is it possible to install just the os on 1 partition big enough for it and games, programs, and etc on another with this setup?
post #2 of 9
There's always a risk when doing a RAID 0; if 1 drive fails, then the system is rendered useless.

You could partition it in the way you mentioned, but again it would be useless in a RAID other than to organize where you put things.

If you want a faster boot and load by a small amount, by all means, go for it.

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So partitioning is pointless unless you like to organize thing right? I told to do it for security reasons.
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stop sharing the drive completely, that would fix the security. windows shares the c: drive by default.

gotta love \\\\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\\C$
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I guess that clear things up. Do you happen to know about raid stripe size? I read 64k would be my best bet from what I seehere.
Edited by 1ijoe - 5/14/11 at 12:33am
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do you plan on gaming OR using day to day applications?
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Gaming favors smaller as it seems

and

Day to Day favors the larger ones
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then use the 64kb stripe size. I used 64kb when I had RAID 0 across 3 drives
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