Originally Posted by mrtn400
Let me explain how a RAID0 (basically) works.
The motherboard lies to your OS and everything that takes a look at your RAID0. Instead of saying you have 2 HDDs it will say you only have one that is twice the size of your smaller drive, but (theoretically) twice the speed. Your RAID0 (theoretically should) be twice the speed of your slower drive.
Yes you lose the 80GB. And quit complaining about it. I don't know how you could fill up 640GB let alone 700. I'm happy as *insert happy scenario here* with under 300GB.
Ok, all I wanted to know is if I lose it. I wasn't planning to use all that space, just since I already have one 320GB, might as well take advantage of it. I wasn't complaining, or didn't mean to. I am just making sure I understand correctly...
Originally Posted by maxim
Hey everybody! This is my first post, don't want to start another topic, because my question is about RAID 0.
Right now I have one 200G Maxtor Sata 150 drive with 8MB cache which spins at 7200 RPM. I just purchased two 120GB WD Sata 150 drives with 8MB cache which are spun at 5400RPM. If I set them up in RAID 0 (data stripping) will I get increase in performance or not?
My mobo is Asus K8N if that helps.
Hey! Welcome to OCN!
I would just RAID0 the two 120GB drives you just purchased and leave the 200GB as is. I've heard the difference between one drive and RAID is a good bit overall, or the most noticeable.