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I have 3 of the 80GB Seagate Baracuda 7200.9 3.0gbs hard drives. I have them configured in a RAID 0 right now. Just wondering if using 3 drives for a RAID0 actually has an adverse effect on the processor performance to justify using one drive for OS and the other two for RAID1.

I have no ndeed for redundancy as I use an external drive to backup all my data anyway.
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by Jackawl View Post
I have 3 of the 80GB Seagate Baracuda 7200.9 3.0gbs hard drives. I have them configured in a RAID 0 right now. Just wondering if using 3 drives for a RAID0 actually has an adverse effect on the processor performance to justify using one drive for OS and the other two for RAID1.

I have no ndeed for redundancy as I use an external drive to backup all my data anyway.
If you have no need for redundancy why use Raid 1?
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Well I guess since I have 3 HD's if RAID0 is not the best option I may as well use them for something. Just a thought. Maybe it would be better to just use 1 HD. I am not sure I have not done much research on the RAID0 Performance versus CPU usage. Just thought I would see what others had to say.
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post #4 of 9
ya dude. thats the best way.. raid 0 alll the way.

it's not about CPU usage...it's about the motherboard controller...
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post #5 of 9
RAID 0 sperates the files in to multiple parts so yes it does speed it uo beacuse it has to write less to each hard drive.
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Imo I would go with Raid 0.
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post #7 of 9
I say keep RAID-0, I'm somewhat satisfied with mine, despite the problems I'm having with it.
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post #8 of 9
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Sounds good I will keep the RAID0 this thing is cruising for speed right now anyhow. Tomorrow I get my Tuniq Tower then I will overclock a bit and see true speed.

Thanks for the info guys. Glad I dont have to reformat the system. Just got all my games loaded
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post #9 of 9
No problem.

You may want to check out this thread, a guy installed his Tuniq 'incorrectly' and got better results than installing it correctly.
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