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post #31 of 35
Here is a good review of the Corsair.

One thing that worries me is the following statement.

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The cables are a bit short overall, but in typical mid-tower cases there won't be any problems.
Not an issue now, but when I do get a super tower I hope the cables are long enough.
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post #32 of 35
speed

when in RAID0, the data is read and written to both disks simultaneously. Thus, you get a boost in performance. with 'just' two disks, you use one disk for OS/Programs and the other for data (just an example) and only one disk is used at one time.

Thus, when you copy a movie to a RAID0 array, it's distributed across both drives. However, in 'just' two disks, you'll probably copy it to one single drive. Obviously, putting it to two disks at the same time cuts the time it takes in about half (little less in practive, but close enough). On the other hand, failure of one disk will destroy the data on both disks, while when you use them separately, it'll only destroy the data on that disk (but then again, the failure rate on modern disks is very low)

Do I still make sense?
    
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yes. that makes complete sense actually.

now...could i have 1 500 gb WD HDD used for storage (music, video, etc.). and then 2 low storage raptors in RAID0 used for games and OS?
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post #34 of 35
That's just about perfect. A pair of 74GB Raptor for OS/Programs and a dedicated single drive for storage is what I am using right now. (my storage used to be another RAID array, but I needed the second drive for my second rig )
    
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post #35 of 35
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i hope the cables will be fine in my full tower case...i dont doubt it

nice. do i need anything special other than the 3 HDD's
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