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So raid 0 you can loss data ( I highly doubt) and it is suppose to be really fast in all?
Can someone here confirm these and what did you gain like 20% or 50% performance gain?
    
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Depends on the benchmark utiliy you use--but in Sandra it makes a good bit of difference--I noticed a big speed up in transfer of files and general desktop responsiveness while rendering and encoding--seem to mee WIndows boots faster than on 1 disk. Definitely a performance increase IMO. Well worth it.
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I just set mine up yesterday and it OWNS hardcore. I dont think I'll ever go back to anything else.
 
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I know when I did a RAID 0 to my machine with my 2 120's I noticed a big increase and speed on boot up and game load plus the 2GB of RAM helped as well.

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Well should I raid 0 two raptor or two Wd 250 Sata 300 drives?
    
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Originally Posted by ELmo1989
Well should I raid 0 two raptor or two Wd 250 Sata 300 drives?
If you have the money for Raptors, of course, but if not, go with 250's
 
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post #7 of 13
Take the 250's. The extra space offsets the slight difference in performance (esp. if you take the 16MB cache 250's)

And yes, with RAID0 you can loose data, as with any hard disk when it fails. There is just an increased risk, since you'll loose everything when one of the two disks fails.
    
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Your no more at risk of data loss with RAID as with out. With RAID, if you lose a disk your screwed. With a single drive, if you lose a drive your screwed. Looks like the same odds to me. Thats why back ups are so important. I will never not run a Raid array again
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Originally Posted by pjlietz
Your no more at risk of data loss with RAID as with out. With RAID, if you lose a disk your screwed. With a single drive, if you lose a drive your screwed. Looks like the same odds to me. Thats why back ups are so important. I will never not run a Raid array again
Why? You just said your self theres no difference in chances of losing data.....RAID f'ing owns dude...like I said, I'll prolly never go back.

Elmo, in HD tach, I ran a bunch of scenarios with my drives against Raptors and the differnces were'nt huge. The seek times were way better, and I know that makes a big difference, but the burst and everything was all right around mine. I'd go for the 250, and have a half terabyte of storage. I'm just gonna get a WD 250 and run it normally for storage
 
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Thanks For explain it well
    
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