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post #11 of 18
go with raid
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RAID 0 is the way to go, regardless of what HDDs. It will boost everyday performance.
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BTW, are you using the 3GB/s drives?? Is there a certain type of HD I should use for RAID 0?
AGAIN... 3GB/s mean NOTHING. The fastest desktop HDs are Raptors and they are SATA 1.5GB/s. The best RAID HD for the price are the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
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AGAIN... 3GB/s mean NOTHING. The fastest desktop HDs are Raptors and they are SATA 1.5GB/s. The best RAID HD for the price are the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
You didn't get my question. I was asking if there is any particular interface that you have to use in order to do a RAID 0? Hence the question, if 3GB/s interface would work?
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I second the 7200.10's - I've got them in my work machine, and boy does that smoke the RAID in my home machine (cheapo Western Digital Caviars). Btw, you do get close to 100% speed increases in RAID compared to non-raid, and there's definitely a difference in windows load time, game load times, file transfers and opening, etc. Definitely get a couple of drives and try it out at least!

Oh, and for clarification, if you're running RAID 0, you'll have only one drive listed, (i.e. C, but it'll have the entire capacity of both of the drives put together. So two 250GB drives in RAID 0 will give you a 500GB C:.

EDIT: The 3GB/s interface works, the 1.5GB/s interface works. Doesn't matter. What does matter is whether you have a RAID controller or not. If your motherboard doesn't have built-in RAID support, you'll have to buy a PCI or PCI-e RAID controller card.
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Thanks Spike.
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they don't have the same space as 1 drive, in raid 0 the drives space are ADDED, so my 320 x 2 = one 640 gig

Raid 1 would take 2 x 320 and only use 320 (with a mirror on both drives)

Here is the benchmark for a single 7200.10 seagate (the raid 0's are twice as fast)

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Thanks for the info CravinR1.
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