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bit confused about this, im getting my second samsung f3 1tb tomorrow so i can raid 0 them. in total i will have 2tb which is so much space! i will probably only use about 300gb of it, so could i create a 500gb partition at the front of the drive? put os and games on that and would that have a benefit?
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You would need to use a tool such as HDTune to find where your drop is in performance on your drives. Then using a manufacturer supplied disk tool, RESIZE the drives to the size you get the best performance in HDTune with. At least this is how I short stroked my 80gb's for my OS drive. I may be wrong but I don't think you can just partition the drive. You might find this article helpful. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...dd,2157-4.html
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RAID0 with no separate storage drives? Risky... F3s are known to be quality drives but if one were to die it will take the array and all your data with it.

For this reason it is usually recommended to have you important data stored on a separate drive (or array). If I were you I would dedicate one F3 to OS/apps and one to data storage. That being said, 1TB for OS and apps is probably waaay more than you need.
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in fairness i have no real concerns with data loss, the only thing id lose is my music that's backed up so i have no worries at all, but f3's in raid 0 give blinding speed from the benchmarks ive seen above 200mb/s just wondering if short stroking will give even bigger boost
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