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WHich is better, 1 320 GB or 2 160 GB drives?

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Title says it all.

Would it be better to have a single 320GB HD (LIKE THIS) or 2 160 GB HD in Raid 0 (LIKE THESE).

I don't have near enough data right now (only using 40GB of both my drives now) to fill it up. I was also debating on a Raid 1 for the 160 and not have to worry about a backup.
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Why not like 2 160GB 7200.10 Seagate Barracudas in RAID 0 for your OS and then a 250GB for your Storage? Ultimate storage!
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post #3 of 9
I'd say two 160Gb's in Raid0 would be faster, I love mine!
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Two 160GB in RAID0 would be better.
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When in doubt RAID
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Can someone explain to me why RAID is faster than a regular HDD? I understand how it will make 2 HDDs act as one but why is it faster?
    
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Performance Wise: 2 x 160 GB > 320 GB x 1
Money Wise: 2 x 160 GB < 320 GB x 1
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Originally Posted by pencap23 View Post
Can someone explain to me why RAID is faster than a regular HDD? I understand how it will make 2 HDDs act as one but why is it faster?
Think of it as "dual-core" except in the sense of HDDs. The HDDs add up their capacity, but you got 2 HDDs doing the work. So half of the data goes on one, half goes on the other. So say you're opening a game. One HDDs opens half the data, the 2nd opens the 2nd half, both at the same time, taking half (or roughly) the time.

2 HDDs. Double the space, double (kinda) the speed.

Ok, this is overkill, but if you need to build a house and you get someone to help you, then you add up your hands and you get the house done faster, right?
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Awesome, thanks!
    
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