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...With RAID (especially RAID0) you don't get more space adding the 2nd drive, only more speed (RAID0) or more data security...

Actually, with RAID 0, you do get more space. The amount of space in RAID 0 is the volume of the smallest drive in the array times the number of drives. Two 120GB drives in RAID 0 will give a 240GB volume. Since data movement occurs simultaneously across all the drives in RAID 0, the speed also increases. However, if one disk in the array fails, the data on all disks will be lost, thus the importance of maintaining up to date backups independent of the computer the RAID is on. The reliability of RAID 0 is only as good as the weakest drive in the array, in this case, mostly likely the oldest one. RAIDs tend to be a bit more volatile than individual drives.

Personally, I would just get a larger drive since the newer ones are better quality. But, if finances won't permit that, your existing drive is in good shape, and your machine is capable of supporting RAID 0, I would say go for it.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 7/15/13 at 8:31am
   
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Actually, with RAID 0, you do get more space. The amount of space in RAID 0 is the volume of the smallest drive in the array times the number of drives. Two 120GB drives in RAID 0 will give a 240GB volume.

Oh right. My mistake.
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Oh right. My mistake.

Don't feel bad; I've made the same mistake. blushsmiley.gif
   
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