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Note that there are disadvantages also. If you put your disks in a RAID array, and you change motherboard, you could have a problem when the chipset of the new board doesn't recognize the RAID array (most commonly happens when you switch from nVidia to Intel or vice versa, but it could happen any time when you encounter a new chipset). How are you moving your data to your new rig that way? A single drive is a much easier solution.

Another issue is that a RAID array is a bit more prone to disk failure. Note that in case of RAID0 (the one that speeds up stuff), failure of just one of the disks means that the array is shot, and your data is gone. With data redundant types of RAID (1, 5, 10, 0+1, 50, etc), that's not as much as an issue. But, we're talking RAID0 here in this thread.

Now, the advantages are also evident: much better performance, and you can treat your disks as one larger disk.

My personal recommendation is a RAID0 array and a separate disk for data (or at least backup).
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Another issue is that a RAID array is a bit more prone to disk failure. Note that in case of RAID0 (the one that speeds up stuff), failure of just one of the disks means that the array is shot, and your data is gone.
so wat i said below is possible?
an other example
if i take one hard drive out which is in RAID for an other computer
it can distube programs on the other hard drive as it might be installed partly on both hard drives as the computer thinks its 1 hard drive

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Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
So if i put raid 0
it will see my paritions as 1 drive
and not 2

so it might install some important system files on 1 hard drive and some on the other thinking its to same

so if 1 hard drive fails that program or os fails too if the files are on both hard drive?

thats wat i am afird of
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So if i put raid 0
it will see my paritions as 1 drive
and not 2

so it might install some important system files on 1 hard drive and some on the other thinking its to same

so if 1 hard drive fails that program or os fails too if the files are on both hard drive?

thats wat i am afird of
Yes. Each program will be spread across both drives, with different parts on each drive, so if either drive fails, then you can't access it.

But that is why I have a separate drive for data. I don't lose anything if my Raid 0 dies. I mean sure, I'll have to reinstall everything, but it's not like it's going to happen all the time! It take several years for a disk to die. Personally, I have 6 drives now that I've accumulated over the years (only 3 of which I currently use), and all of them still work.
    
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How are you moving your data to your new rig that way?
I guess we have the same point.

The data shouldn't be on the Raid in the first place!
    
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thanx
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karan: exactly. One disk gone means all data / applications gone.
    
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thanks guys for clarifying
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So even with Raid 0, windows will see one 640 gb HDD but the data will be split into two(2x320).
yup, because windows is dumb
One thing that will really benefit you is that a lot of your data will be on one partition.
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yup, because windows is dumb
One thing that will really benefit you is that a lot of your data will be on one partition.
No, it's not because Windows is dumb, it's because that's how it's supposed to work!

In Linux it works the same way (in distros that actually support Raid 0... Fedora FTW!)
    
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No, it's not because Windows is dumb, it's because that's how it's supposed to work!

In Linux it works the same way (in distros that actually support Raid 0... Fedora FTW!)
too bad

One thing that I miss about having raid is the temp sensors and SMART tests.
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