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I will probably go with RAID 1 then unless I can find another $450 to get a total of 4 HDDs.
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Get RAID 0. If your really worried about data loss (which it looks like) get an external USB 2.0 drive and back up your data onto that. Their fairly cheap, and it seems like it would be useful for you.
    
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Nice idea!
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post #24 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by wowza View Post
Get RAID 0. If your really worried about data loss (which it looks like) get an external USB 2.0 drive and back up your data onto that. Their fairly cheap, and it seems like it would be useful for you.
Their fairly cheap what? (referring to that other guy's grammar-correcting avatar lol)
post #25 of 30
If you got a good drive already (like a raptor), I would go raid-0 as performance increase is noticable. However if you got a bad drive, I would recommend getting a better one first. It would suck if your raid-0 performance could be beaten by a single WD Raptor. For example, my two disk SCSI raid-0 array beats a 4 disk raid-0 diamondmax array.

Here is a shortcut to a previous post of mine that shows how raid-0 increased my performance. I "think" the burst rate in the raid-0 pic are per drive, as they are SCSI drives benchmarked. HD Tach and HD Tune never show the same results on SCSI.
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...u320-scsi.html

If that doesn't help, going to the Hard Disk Benchies should show you what to expect in either raid.
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...id-single.html
post #26 of 30
RAID 0 is Nice and fast . However can be a little Pricey. With the price you stated above it can go either way..Up to you really..Its not a bad price but at the same Time its Only RAID. hAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT SAVING FOR dx10 ?
post #27 of 30
I would spend half that and get some Caviars instead of Raptors. You will still get a great speed increase. It's what I'm doing. I'm doing just plain raid 0 for about...6months, and I've had no data loss.
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That would defeat the purpose of having a Raptor...
I got a raptor and Raid 0 Two Would be ok but I would want more Gb's at less $$$

And Still How much do you really use of that raptor???
I mean I use like only 40%
    
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post #29 of 30
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Elmo, if I had your Raptor, it would be 72% full.

Will the ASUS EZRAID compromise performance versus a normal RAID controller if I use it?
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post #30 of 30
Sorry to bump this, and yes I do know that you've already gotten your RAID-0 now, but just to clarify:

RAID-0: (essentially) Twice the read and write speed, same seeking times, but twice the MTBF of data compared to a single harddrive.
RAID-1: Same write speed, twice as fast read speed (though it's not official, some of the more expensive RAID controllers can do this, average RAID controllers: same read speed), same seeking times, but twice the data security.

For an easier overview:

RAID-1 if you have VERY important data which you CBA backing up.
RAID-0 if you want high performance. Really useful for movie editing and data transfers at Gbit networks. Load times for windows and other various things also improved.

There's also RAID-3... you'll need 3 harddrives for this though, but it's essentially just a RAID-10 but with 3 harddrives, so if you're running 2x150 you'll need 1x300GB.

Read times will be twice as fast but write times COULD be at the max speed of the 300GB.
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