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OK I now have Vista Buisness x64. Im ordering another 2gig kit at the end of the week. I currently have a 250gig Maxtor SATA drive that im using for everything. I have recently gotten a Western Digital WD800JD from a friend for some work I did on his PC. I can get another one from our CDW account for around $40 shipped. My question is will it be worth it performance wise to buy another WD800JD and RAID0 them? The Maxtor is starting to show its age and seems more suited now for just plain storage.

Thoughts, concerns?
post #2 of 19
Yes, RAID them.
post #3 of 19
Set RAID 0 without hesitation, unless your feel that your current Maxtor HDD is a bit crappy.
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For $40? Go for it man!
    
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I'm going to try Raid0 for the first time in a few weeks. I just paid $110.00 shipped for (2) 320GB Seagate 7200.10's.

I'm sure Raid is great, everyone always raves about it.
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Gotta raid0. The performance increase is more than noticable. Speeds up almost every start, stop, and load process on your machine including windows boot up.
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Raid0 FTW. I love the way it speeds up BF2 and BF2142 map loading times. It's wonderful
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OK next question since Im going to get another one. On the P5W DH whats the best way to setup the RAID0 array?
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Raid0 FTW. I love the way it speeds up BF2 and BF2142 map loading times. It's wonderful
I like it when I could install Windows XP in ~15mins.
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post #10 of 19
No reason NOT to RAID.

Go for it
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