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I've been considering going RAID 0 with Samsung drives, but newegg recently stopped carrying them; and TigerDirect was the only ones that carried it anymore - and wanted $80 for it, which I could get almost 320GB for that price. Newegg recently restocked, so I might go for it again. ($54)

I RAR files pretty frequently before uploading them to my BT tracker, and once in a while (2-3 a month) get an "urge" to orangize my HDD which involves moving 5+GB files, but like I said, only 2-3 times a month. I don't play that many games, and I don't think load times would increase much anyway. Speed in Windows is nice, such as boot time, but I'm not sure how much it would really help in the first place.

Mostly looking for benchmarks, such as day to day things, not synthetics or transfering a 50GB file or something-- which I can't seem to fine.
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post #2 of 69
Hows this, I'll never go non-raid again
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post #3 of 69
Yeah RAID 0 is worth it. Can be a pain in the ass to set up (like if you are reinstalling XP you need a floppy drive to install RAID drivers ) , but for amount of gigs and performance you get for the cost - can't be beat.
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post #4 of 69
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Originally Posted by Mikey122687
Hows this, I'll never go non-raid again
That sounds convincing. Maybe I should check out this RAID thing.....
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post #5 of 69
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That sounds convincing. Maybe I should check out this RAID thing.....
Well consider that i have 2 Raptors 150 thats like adding gasoline to fire
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post #6 of 69
raid or raptor or raid plus raptor are the only way to go
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post #7 of 69
Raptors can be a bit on the costly side - Seagate's new Perpendicular 7200.10 Barracudas are pretty good deal, and damn fast.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140
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post #8 of 69
go for it.......it's alot faster.....
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post #9 of 69
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Thanks for the HDD suggestions - but if I go RAID I'm not buying two new drives; just adding to the one I have.
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post #10 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
Thanks for the HDD suggestions - but if I go RAID I'm not buying two new drives; just adding to the one I have.
ya i know that
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