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Hey all i have one of these Western Digital Caviar RE 160GB 1600YS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM

Would it be better/faster to buy two more so i have three in total and have 3 of these baby's in raid 0?

is that possible to have 3 in raid 0?
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post #2 of 32
yeah but it wouldnt be much faster than having two in raid0

Just buy another or another 3 to run raid 10 or 1+0 whatever
    
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post #3 of 32
The way I understand it is you can have as many harddrives in raid0 as your raid controller supports.
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you will have to reformat
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
you will have to reformat
yes i know that
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Get two more. Do RAID 0+1.
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okay, so your answer is yes. i'm not a RAID guru, but i believe it doubles your throughput but has no effect on your seek time.

i play CoD2 with a friend of mine that has a Raptor. i have two 7200 RPM drives in RAID-0 and i am always the first person in when a new map loads. my buddy with the Raptor is pissed because he used to always be the first, now it's me. for price/performance, i'd pick 7,200 RPM RAID over 10,000 RPM without.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Get two more. Do RAID 0+1.
Yup , listen to us and you will be happy , and if a drive or two fail you will be good
    
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post #9 of 32
i love how all these people with 1 hard drive are so happy to spend your money for you

are we really that worried about hard drive failure? i have RAID-0 and sleep like a baby at night. i realize that i have now tempted fate by saying this and one of my drives will surely fail while i sleep tonight, but come on. they're pretty realiable. i'd bet money my CPU fan will fail before either of my HDDs do. i'd also bet money that i have a new computer before any of those things fail.
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post #10 of 32
Don't you need an even number of drives for Raid 0+1?
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