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How much impact does harddrives have on gaming? Say if I had 2 raptor drives ran in raid 0 would it really be a huge different between say one 16mb cache sata II drive?
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post #2 of 11
Yes you will see around a 25%-30% boost in overall system performance with a Setup like that.
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I believe the impact Raid-0 has on gaming is limited to loading times only. I can't see it giving a boost in FPS :/
    
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post #4 of 11
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I believe the impact Raid-0 has on gaming is limited to loading times only. I can't see it giving a boost in FPS :/
Exactly.

It has been said that RAID has no impact at all for GAMING but other types of programing, there's an article at Anand about this I believe.
post #5 of 11
Let's said you play online you going to be one or the first in load your game.I load before other guy's specially in big map's.Only load nothing else.
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post #6 of 11
Hard drives will decrease load times for all your programs, but weill not increase FPS, as everyone has said, because there are so many buffers between the hard drive and the GPU.

Personaly, I love my raptors. It makes everything run so silky smooth
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I'm always one of the first people to load up a map on bf2. It is especially nice if the wait time before you can select your kit is small, then i can get into the game and rush a flag before everybody is even in the game.
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post #8 of 11
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Sounds decent. I think I'll just keep a eye open for sells over the holidays. My loading time in the games I play is pretty low already. Making the loading times 2x would help but I'm not sure if it's worth the whole 300 for a 74gig raptor raid.
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post #9 of 11
300 for 74 gig raptor?no take a look.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033
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post #10 of 11
alexisd, he needs 2 Raptors for RAID 0. I think you can agree with me that $149.99x2 is $299.98
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