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What would be better, raid 0 or setup second drive as a storage drive?
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If you have anything important, the second option.

For many of my uses, two separate drives are actually faster than a RAID 0. I can do one thing on one, with zero performance impact on the other.
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raid 0 does make a difference loading programs and games ect.
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What is your end goal?

RAID 0 will win no-contest for raw speed, but the redundancy of multiple drives is nice to have. Personally, if I were building a new storage setup I'd grab a third drive and would go for a RAID 5 array - you get all the performance benefits of striping (I/E, RAID 0), but much increased fault tolerance through mirroring and error correction.
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
What is your end goal?

RAID 0 will win no-contest for raw speed, but the redundancy of multiple drives is nice to have. Personally, if I were building a new storage setup I'd grab a third drive and would go for a RAID 5 array - you get all the performance benefits of striping (I/E, RAID 0), but much increased fault tolerance through mirroring and error correction.
My end goal is simply performance, I hate having to wait 13mins to transfer about 10-15gbs of data from one partition to another.

Edit: Im getting out of work so I'll replay in about 3hrs.
Edited by batista - 6/28/08 at 4:41pm
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Whats your setup now? Do you have any RAID setup?
    
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RAID0. First partition (outer edge) for OS/Games/Apps/etc. I set mine to 320GB. Second partition with the remaining space for storage.
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Depends on how much you like your data. Like everyone else says, RAID 0 is the uncontested fastest option, however, you're twice as likely to lose all your data, in the event that one of your drives fails.

I use the system drive/storage drive setup.
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Depends on how much you like your data. Like everyone else says, RAID 0 is the uncontested fastest option, however, you're twice as likely to lose all your data, in the event that one of your drives fails.

I use the system drive/storage drive setup.
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My end goal is simply performance.
RAID0.
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post #10 of 22
"in raid0 the 0 stands for the number of files you will get back if one drive fails"

someone on here said it, and it's very true! Happened to me, although i would go raid0 without a shadow of a doubt, its unrivaled for speed.

Just buy another disc for important files.
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