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Again any sensitive data on a RAID0 array is bound to be lost in any event of a harddrive failure/crash. Just the nature of the beast, when using striped arrays.

Be prepared to weigh pros/cons.
 
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
Again any sensitive data on a RAID0 array is bound to be lost in any event of a harddrive failure/crash. Just the nature of the beast, when using striped arrays.

Be prepared to weigh pros/cons.
Already did.


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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Read up on what RAID actually is before you follow any advice from this thread. RAID will not help access times and will not help random read/writes. The only thing RAID will help is tossing around huge sequential files (video encoding,etc). If you want a pretty HDTech graph, RAID will show you a useless number to smile at. If you want actual improved desktop performance and game loading, the VRs will outperform any striped array.
Did before you posted.

Already did.


Most likely just going to go with an SSD or Velociraptor, actually. For I just looked up on the mobo im getting and it does not support RAID anyway. Its for a budget office build, so basicly this build needs a fast HDD/SSD and a fast processor, thats basicly it. So the mobo is pretty cheap and doesnt have RAID.

Thanks for all the help.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
Most likely just going to go with an SSD or Velociraptor, actually. For I just looked up on the mobo im getting and it does not support RAID anyway. Its for a budget office build, so basicly this build needs a fast HDD/SSD and a fast processor, thats basicly it. So the mobo is pretty cheap and doesnt have RAID.

Thanks for all the help.
You'll be happier with it than any array. RAID 0 is often suggested and regurgitated repeatedly by members here and a lot of them have no idea why they're suggesting it other than they've heard it's "faster." What they're failing to ask themselves is "faster at what?" It won't help most desktop use and won't help game loading/zoning and that's what a majority are looking for.
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post #14 of 15
Take a look at this. Velociraptors don't have that much of an edge over 7200RPM HDDs.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...gb,2600-7.html

However, depending on the office computer's workload, they may still make sense. Extremely heavy read/write workloads, for example. Especially true if they're 24/7 and ongoing for years.

After reading this thread, I think an SSD or 7200RPM HDD is probably your best bet. Look into the Crucial C300/M4 SSDs.
     
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I used a 1TB Segate Baracuda 7200 on Crysis 1 and a WD 150GB VeloRapture for playing COD and I did not notice much.Could it have been the games themselves,very possible.
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