Originally Posted by sccr64472
If you're under the belief that Raid will benefit you for load times, you're going to be disappointed. Try to find any review showing Raid load times versus a single drive. This forum is filled with a lot of members that see an HDTach graph showing sequential speeds and thinking Raid is the bomb, but the graphs they're looking at are nearly irrelevant. Grab an SSD and call it a day. You will feel the difference with an SSD, but you're wasting your money with Raid if that's what you're expecting. Raid is nice for tossing around massive video files (sequential read/writes), but that's about it.
i 2nd that. ssd raid = fail. i had . 1 vertex then 2 then 3. all on x58 ich10 setups. all load times longer in raid. 1 ssd is faster.
bf2 greatwall load .
1 74gb raptor 45 sec ~
2X74gb raptor raid -0 30 sec load
1 vertex 6-10 sec load
2X vertex raid -0 or 3vertex was 15+ sec loads.
c300 have not played bf2 cant test. but for bc2 vertex to c300 . c300 mite be faster by a bit but c300 alot more stable then vertex. sending all vertexs in and selling the rma . vertex fails in raid, now drive droped out. then a 2nd one droped.
Get a fast sandforce drives or newer.
So ya best boost in pc. is ssd. allong as a good one.