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Thinking of setting up a RAID0.

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Hey all
Next week im gonna be grabbing some more bits for my pc, as many of you have seen im getting an LCD.
Anyway, im running low on disk space at the moment as i only have a measly 200GB. Anyway ive got about £60 left to spend on harddrive(s). I only need about another 150-200Gb diskspace, so i was thinking of getting 2 x 80GB drives (maybe a little larger) and setting them as RAID0. My main problem is, i would like to install XP again on my new raided drives but ive lost the little disk packet as i bought XP as OEM which is really annoying. So im planning to Throw in a raid and leave my system setup as it is, so basically a 200gb with the OS etc and 2 x 80gb/120gb drives at raid0 for games etc.

What do you think? I know at 80gb-200gb i can only buy 8mb cache drives, will this have a large impact on performance?

The drives ive been looking at are: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/94405/rb/22454339890
so i would get 240gb for £80 ($140), what do you think?

Ive never setup a RAID stripe before either, so some tips or advice would definately be appreciated.

Thanks alot
Xerphiel.
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Well Firslty you will want to run the OS on RAID0 or you wont see a huge performance increase. The OS would benefit alot.
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What about games performance if i install all the games on the raided drives?
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Game performance would improve. However doesnt make much sense not to put the OS on the RAID array.
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Yer i know, but it would only be a temporary thing until Vista comes out.
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