Originally Posted by blade007
not worried about backup, as i use carbonite.com unlimited automatic backup for only $50 a year!
anyways, do i have to get specific drives for a raid set-up? what are these raptor drives iv heard about? will 2 sata II drives do the trick? wat sizes are recommeded?
you should get 2 identical drives (although IM not sure if it matters too much whether or not they are identical) , but since in RAID0 the size of the effective RAID drive is reduced to the size of the smaller of the 2 drives (or 3 or 4) you should definitely get 2 drives that are the same size. what i do is use 2 SATA2 80 GB Seagate Barricudas in RAID0 for my OS boot drive and programs drive and a 320GB by itself for evewrything else- since the real benefit to RAID0 is in loading times of programs in my opinion.
the 2 80GB 7200.10's were only like $40 and double the capacity is only like $55. And as far as Raptors go they spin at 10000 RPM as opposed to 7,200 like most drives so they are much faster- in RAID0 they would be incredibly fast --except they are very expensive.