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RAID array or Raptor?

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I can't decide between one 36gb raptor and 2 80gb drives raided. The raptor would be cheaper and would only be for windows and a couple games. Also my b-day is coming up soon so there's a good chance I could get a second 36gb raptor and raid it.

Based on this, what do you guys think I should do?
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If you can get a second Raptor, I'd definately go for that. But two drives in RAID0 will outperform 1 Raptor.
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I agree. Get the two drives in RAID 0. They will do better.
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I agree. Get the two drives in RAID 0. They will do better.
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If you can get a second Raptor, I'd definately go for that. But two drives in RAID0 will outperform 1 Raptor.
Have to agree, Definetly 2x 80gb in raid0. Personally the 36gb are not worth it for the price at the moment.

I would look toward the 74gb model in the future, as the new 150gb rators will soon be more popular.
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