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Hi I've never explored too much with Raid setups before.
I'm planning on buying a SDD (still undecided on which one) and i have 2 WD 300GB velociraptors and i just convinced my parents to buy a 1TB WD black so i can back up their pictures

So this is what I'm thinking.

SSD: OS
2 300GB WD Velociraptors: Games,
1TB WD Black: Backups, Pictures, Music, Video, Work.
    
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Thats exactly how I would do it (I have SSD Boot, Raid0 WD Caviar Blacks, 1TB backup drive, 500GB misc. drive), put the WD Velociraptors in Raid0 - you'll have fast load times and plenty of space to install everything. Everything important will be on the WD Black so no worries if anything ever happens to one of the drives.
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Looks good to me.

Grab a Crucial M4 SSD - great reliability and speed. Only one firmware update, and it's for performance issues rather than critical stuff like BSOD's or randomly dying.

http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-St...ead/td-p/52030

You should partition your WD Black in at least two. Use the first part of the drive for whatever is important to you, and use the second part of the drive (the slower part) for backups.
     
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That is an epic set up sir. I would do it in a second!
Lots of peeps will talk bad about raptors, but I still likes them alot

Your going to have a screaming fast HDD/SSD set up like that lol
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That is an epic set up sir. I would do it in a second!
Lots of peeps will talk bad about raptors, but I still likes them alot

Your going to have a screaming fast HDD/SSD set up like that lol
Why do people hate on raptors? I was contemplating selling them if there's a better alternative. Money of no concern.
    
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I cant say why for sure but people on here tend to not like them. I have never used one in a rig of mine, But friends have. They seem snappy and such. Have never seen them in a raid befor though.

I see lots of people saying they make to much noise or are over rated for the money. I like the idea of using raptors for games I'm about to make a thread asking more about VR's in raid 0. I'm about to try it after a bad experiance with SSD's.
I have heard tale of taking somthing like a Samsung f3 1tb and short stroking it to 250-500BG and running them in Raid0 would be cheaper, and more space but I dont know if it would be faster than the VR's.
How ever for a game drive. My F3 1tb screams! I used the F3 as a game drive when I had a SSD, and it worked amazing, raptors in raid0 would come close to a low end SSD. And if I'm not mistaken a single raptor would be pretty snazzy speed wise.
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
I see lots of people saying they make to much noise or are over rated for the money. I like the idea of using raptors for games I'm about to make a thread asking more about VR's in raid 0. I'm about to try it after a bad experiance with SSD's.
I have heard tale of taking somthing like a Samsung f3 1tb and short stroking it to 250-500BG and running them in Raid0 would be cheaper, and more space but I dont know if it would be faster than the VR's.
How ever for a game drive. My F3 1tb screams! I used the F3 as a game drive when I had a SSD, and it worked amazing, raptors in raid0 would come close to a low end SSD. And if I'm not mistaken a single raptor would be pretty snazzy speed wise.
What it comes down to is cost vs cost.

You can get F3 1TB 3x RAID-0 for the same cost as one Raptor. You get far more space and speed.

For the cost of two Raptors in RAID-0, you can get F3 1TB 6x RAID-0. (Be sure to make regular backups. ) Now which do you think will be faster?

A single Raptor vs a single F3, the Raptor will win. But you're not comparing like costs.
     
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