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Access times are worse in RAID, read times (bandwidth) is better.
    
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You don't need to tell me about such things, i already know SCSI speeds and costs involved. I was simply enquiring about Perpendicular Technology and what effect it would have against common RAID 0 solutions in terms of performance between the two...
 
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post #13 of 14
RAID0 would benefit you greatly performance wise..System wide of course. However becarefuk as if RAID0 Array mucks up you have lost everything. RAID 0+1 would be better but you need 4 hdd's for that. 2 running RAID0 and the other 2 imaging the HDD'S for backup.
post #14 of 14
The RAID would outperform a single perpendicular Seagate drive

Again, my recommendation is to use the two 160GB drives in RAID, and add a back up drive.

There is nothing wrong imo to reply to your (incorrect) statement that RAID is for inexpensive drives only That reply was in addition to my advice to stick with your current drives and add a third drive.
    
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