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My backup drive is not in the RAID array and is just used manually.

I've had a RAID0 setup on my last three rigs and never had a problem.
I'm using WD RE4's for my array and they are much faster than a standard drive loading games, etc.
Go for the RAID setup, just don't use the Marvell controller.
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post #12 of 14
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My backup drive is not in the RAID array and is just used manually.
I've had a RAID0 setup on my last three rigs and never had a problem.
I'm using WD RE4's for my array and they are much faster than a standard drive loading games, etc.
Go for the RAID setup, just don't use the Marvell controller.

RE4's are high-reliability RAID drives. That is specifically what they are designed for. Typical consumer drives such as those the OP has mentioned are both less reliable AND are more likely to fail in a RAID. If he still wants to RAID 0 with a 3rd backup drive, that is his choice, I just cant possibly recommend that as a storage drive.
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Thanks all once again for the informative replies.

I've now picked up 4 x Samsung Spinpoint SATA-300 160GB Drives. Would RAID 10 be the optimal way to go with these then?
post #14 of 14
As long as you only need 320GB of capacity, Raid 10 is the way to go for sure.

If you need more space, you can throw all of them into RAID 5 and get some more capacity at the cost of slower write speeds.
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