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Before i do a RAID0 in my future build i need some answers to these questions. Here they are:

1. Is it best to have a 3rd HD when using RAID0? What would go on the 3rd HD, since i know its good to have a 3rd HD because less chance for failure.

2. Do you need a floppy drive to install RAID0 drivers? I will be using windows vista.

3. I plan to get two 250gb seagate barracuda's, what would be the average speed of the 2 HDs in RAID0?
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1. i'd like to see a mathematician prove a that a third hard drive would be safer. i think technically, having a 3rd drive would just increase your chances of having some kind of failure (the more hard drives you own, the greater the chance). RAID10 would be the safest way to go fast, but 4 hard drives won't come cheap. i just have regular old RAID0 and have never lost anything.

2. you do not need a floppy drive if you're using Vista. you will need one for XP though.

3. i just ran a Sandra benchmark a few minutes ago and averaged 147 MB/s with an average 13 millisecond seek time. you can shop that number around and see if it impressed you enough to go 7200 RPM over Raptor. i always go with 7200 RPM drives because of the price/performance ratio.
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Thanks! +rep
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