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Which is quicker in terms of access speeds?
My hdd's in raid 0 short stroke to 90GB or,
My hdd's in AHCI, windows drive stroked at 50GB and game drive stroked at 35GB?

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RAID 0 for sure.
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RAID 0 for sure.
I thought it increases access speeds slightly but increases transfer rate?
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I'd imagine the RAID 0 would be, but you'd probably be best trying it out both ways and testing to see which is quicker
    
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I thought it increases access speeds slightly but increases transfer rate?
But you mentioned they'd be short-stroked in RAID 0, which will decrease access time too.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 10/22/11 at 5:10am
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id have thought RAID 0 would be faster. ive tried both and RAID had the faster write and read speeds for sure.
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I thought it increases access speeds slightly but increases transfer rate?
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But you mentioned they'd be short-stroked in RAID 0, which will decrease access time.
This ! Even not SS, RAID 0 will usually drop your access times a small amount
    
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post #8 of 14
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Alright i will keep it in Raid 0. I might decrease it down to around 70GB for even quicker speeds. I only run 1 game at a time usually.
What if i disable indexing? There is a technique you can use with SSD's. I did it and it free up around 4-5GB.
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post #9 of 14
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Alright i will keep it in Raid 0. I might decrease it down to around 70GB for even quicker speeds. I only run 1 game at a time usually.
What if i disable indexing? There is a technique you can use with SSD's. I did it and it free up around 4-5GB.
It'll free up space, but wont increase the speed. I've found the RST Intel drivers seem to give an increase in speed on my array too
    
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I'd run non-Raid
But I'd do some partitioning so my data is still on the fast part of the disks
Dedicated OS drive and dedicated games drive > Raid0 IMO
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