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For gaming/OS/mass amounts of data.
Do you recommend 2 smaller drives in raid0 for Operating system/games/software or one larger drive? I'm thinking 7200rpm drives for software and such.

I was looking at 3 of these in Raid0 as a nice setup.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148511
Thoughts?

I have data already planned in my head anyways, this will be off motherboard sata ports not a raid card.
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post #2 of 6
you would get better results with an array of larger and faster drives, striped.
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Matt2be, thanks for the help. I've got it all planned out in my head now and some drives bookmarked.
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Just a warning, alot of the newer Western Digital drives are not Raid compatible. The 1tb blacks are effected by this, im not sure if any drives below that size are effected as well or not. Just a heads up.
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Might look into the Samsung 1TB F3's, i found some recently for ~$50 shipped.
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post #6 of 6
those would be good, and they are the fastest drives currently.
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