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There is defeiantely a perfomance increase with Raid-0, but after setting up my Raid-5 I wont go back. Raid-5 is almost the exact same as Raid-0, but uses more HDD's and divides the pairity among all the prives not just the primary, which makes it run slightly faster than Raid-0. THat is my 2 cents.
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There is defeiantely a perfomance increase with Raid-0, but after setting up my Raid-5 I wont go back. Raid-5 is almost the exact same as Raid-0, but uses more HDD's and divides the pairity among all the prives not just the primary, which makes it run slightly faster than Raid-0. THat is my 2 cents.
Raid 5 only slightly increases write speed but sacrifices a little on read speed, the major bonus to raid 5 is that increases the tolerence on the drives, in raid 0 if you lose one you lose the lot where in 5 you have 1 or more in backup to jump in. I agree 5 is a better option and well worth the sacrifice although i personally wouldn't do it with raptors as someone pointed out before they are on the more expensive side of the price range and using 1 or more as backup drive is kinda a waste. but yeah you got it use it
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Well really the only way youll see a true difference is when youre doing gaming, encoding, decoding, etc...things that are hard drive entensive...thats where you will catch your results, theres no doubt raid 0 is faster than a single drive, I mean it DOES write data to BOTH disks...therefore creating faster performance.
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It has nothing to do with having the best of the best
That review has everything to do with that, if you read my post I said he likes to brag about his system therefore he would be partial to make it sound better when he decides to make any kind of upgrade...
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Well really the only way youll see a true difference is when youre doing gaming, encoding, decoding, etc...things that are hard drive entensive...thats where you will catch your results, theres no doubt raid 0 is faster than a single drive, I mean it DOES write data to BOTH disks...therefore creating faster performance.
You have it the wrong way round matey well for Raid0 anyway some of the others (theres alot) like mentioned above 5 write abit quicker but Raid 0 is only about 7.5-11% quicker, raid 0 is more to do with read speed I only know the stats for raptors so this might not be for all but raptors on raid 0 read about 82-94% faster than a single drive, so loading into games or opening things up, booting the pc etc is rapid but writing isn't as noticeble, a problem with writing is defragmentation, Raid 0 frags the f00k out of your data so a weekly defrag keeps things running smoothly. A minor drawback maybe but the good outways the bad
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That review has everything to do with that, if you read my post I said he likes to brag about his system therefore he would be partial to make it sound better when he dicides to make any kind of upgrade...
Sorry mate misred i thought that you was speaking in general but your right he is abit..................................., my bad

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You have it the wrong way round matey well for Raid0 anyway some of the others (theres alot) like mentioned above 5 write abit quicker but Raid 0 is only about 7.5-11% quicker, raid 0 is more to do with read speed I only know the stats for raptors so this might not be for all but raptors on raid 0 read about 82-94% faster than a single drive, so loading into games or opening things up, booting the pc etc is rapid but writing isn't as noticeble, a problem with writing is defragmentation, Raid 0 frags the f00k out of your data so a weekly defrag keeps things running smoothly. A minor drawback maybe but the good outways the bad
yeah i know, but thats because of the data stripe used for the raided drives...gotta love defragging every 4 hours haha, i defrag everyday so i really have nothing to worry about, writing is probably 5-10% faster, so ill agree that its not too noticible, but its there. It really does help with a lot though.
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We agree to agree and when it comes to performance every little helps

think that about raps up this thread lol
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