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My spec is below. I am wanting to go raid 0 with my caviar black 500gb. Will it be worth it? How much performance can I see? My mobo does have hardware raid right?
    
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Yes your motherboard has an onboard RAID controller. This is not to be confused with a hardware RAID controller (dedicated expansion card with it's own CPU and memory).

RAID0 will definitely increase performance. Below is a screenshot of two identical WD AAKS drives in RAID0 with 64kb stripe size. Numbers speak for themselves.

RAID0


Also, be aware that with RAID0 configurations if any disk in the array fails, the array will be broken and the data on the array will be unrecoverable. For this reason, it is best to use a RAID0 setup only if you have other independent drives on which to store your important data...
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My spec is below. I am wanting to go raid 0 with my caviar black 500gb. Will it be worth it? How much performance can I see? My mobo does have hardware raid right?
You do know that, you need two or more drives to do Raid!
It's just, you say "with my caviar black 500gb." as in one drive!
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Two Drives Before:






Two RAID0 Partitions After:






Not as impressive as an SSD, but sure a lot cheaper for the space you get!
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I do know raid 0 needs at least two drives. I am planning to buy another caviar if performance is worth it.
    
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I do know raid 0 needs at least two drives. I am planning to buy another caviar if performance is worth it.
I currently have my 7200.12's in a Raid0 config. Works quite nicely. I would say buy another and you will be happy, not only will you gain some performance in seek times and transfer times but you will also double your capacity !
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