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Hello!

I'd like to ask the smarter people about this thing I'm pondering..

So I'm thinking of replacing my current HDD which is a 7200rpm barracuda 250gb 8mb with a RAID 0. The thing I want to ask if this: I only have 2 other HDDs in the house and they are both 5400rpm laptop HDDs with 8mb caches both. Which one you would you recommend using, the laptop HDDs in RAID 0 or rather just keep using the current one I have?

How I understand and see it, even though the laptop HDDs are 5400rpm only, I'd imagine it would be faster than the current one..
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RAID 0 is faster in every way compared to a single drive setup, excluding SSD's. Give it a shot with the 2.5" drives in RAID 0 configuration. If you like it, keep it. If not, then you still have your original 3.5" drive waiting for you.
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Partition off ( short stroke 15% ) of the raid array using your laptop hdd's and you'll see a marked increase in preformance and pepieness and use the 250 for more storage.
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post #4 of 13
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RAID 0 is faster in every way compared to a single drive setup, excluding SSD's. Give it a shot with the 2.5" drives in RAID 0 configuration. If you like it, keep it. If not, then you still have your original 3.5" drive waiting for you.
Raid 0 is faster with any drive. There is no exclusion of HDD or SSD in Raid0.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PureOC Jim View Post
Raid 0 is faster with any drive. There is no exclusion of HDD or SSD in Raid0.
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post #6 of 13
I think he was stating that Raid 0 > single drive, otherthan some ssd drive.
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post #7 of 13
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Thanks for the replies, I got them in Raid0 at the moment and yeah, it is faster than the single HDD. Not by much, maybe 20-30mb/s read but thats still more.
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That doesn't sound right. It should be almost double.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by PureOC Jim View Post
Raid 0 is faster with any drive. There is no exclusion of HDD or SSD in Raid0.
Yea. You're right. I was saying that an SSD can be faster than a RAID 0... thanks for the misunderstanding response.

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2x5400s in RAID 0 > 1x7200.
 
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