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I currently have two Samsung F3 1TB drives in RAID 0. Are there any drives these days I should be considering to replace that setup? Something 2-3TB, reliable, fast, and equivalent to my existing configuration?

Also, is there really a point to a RAID card if I keep this RAID 0 given it is only two drives in question for the RAID? Or will I somehow gain more performance, lessen a big load on the mobo/cpu and gain some noticeable improvements in my daily use of the PC?
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you only ever need a raid card if you want more than software raid 5/6, which is slooooooooow as hell, as far as cpu system performance no you won't notice a difference.

RAID 1 two 3tb drives and you got something. RAID 0 on storage drives is not a good idea, especially if you have data that is not backed up.

actually im pretty sure there will never be software raid 6.

as far as drives, i would go with Seagates with the 1tb platters, they don't spin down and make you have to wait for them to spin up to access your files. i have 12 of them in a raid 6 and the performance is great.thumb.gif
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you only ever need a raid card if you want more than software raid 5/6, which is slooooooooow as hell, as far as cpu system performance no you won't notice a difference.

RAID 1 two 3tb drives and you got something. RAID 0 on storage drives is not a good idea, especially if you have data that is not backed up.

actually im pretty sure there will never be software raid 6.

as far as drives, i would go with Seagates with the 1tb platters, they don't spin down and make you have to wait for them to spin up to access your files. i have 12 of them in a raid 6 and the performance is great.thumb.gif

So basically don't bother with a RAID card in my situation and get a Seagete drive. Which models do you recommend in specific and will they be around the same speed as my current RAID 0?
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