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Cause of your budget, I suggest buying two Spinpoint F3s and creating a RAID0 array with them
Yeah but I already Have 1.5 tb I want to format it then raid it with another so I don't lose space cause when you do raid 0 aren't you limited to the smallest drive
    
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Cause of your budget, I suggest buying two Spinpoint F3s and creating a RAID0 array with them
^ This or save your money for an SSD...
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I hadn't had a drive fail on me in ~15 years (seriously) until I recently purchased a 1tb drive and moved all my music onto it, it died the next day. But I had another 1tb as a backup, and was safe. If you have anything you'd rather not lose, keep it on a DVD or somewhere safe.

I would think most textures are cached into RAM and you would only see a performance increase in loading screens, or when your machine has to hit the page file, where even a 3 drive RAID0 array is going to be pathetically slower than your RAM.

My 3 drive RAID0 array reduced my loading times in STALKER and stutter in games like Fallout3 where the map is being actively loaded, but had no other noticeable performance increases while gaming. Obviously file transfers are a lot faster, which is nice.
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I would think most textures are cached into RAM and you would only see a performance increase in loading screens, or when your machine has to hit the page file, where even a 3 drive RAID0 array is going to be pathetically slower than your RAM.

My 3 drive RAID0 array reduced my loading times in STALKER and stutter in games like Fallout3 where the map is being actively loaded, but had no other noticeable performance increases while gaming. Obviously file transfers are a lot faster, which is nice.
I did some "tests" when I first got my Intel drive regarding WoW load times - I started two instances of WoW one off my original Seagate 1TB 7200 and the other off the Intel. I would log into both (different accounts) and hit enter ~1 sec apart. The SSD instance would be fully loaded (all characters, textures, etc) before the mechanical drive had gotten to 75% on the loading screen. So for games where you are contantly reading as the map and other things get updated an SSD will be outrageously faster but I would expect a RAID to be noticibly faster than a mech drive as well.
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I did some "tests" when I first got my Intel drive regarding WoW load times - I started two instances of WoW one off my original Seagate 1TB 7200 and the other off the Intel. I would log into both (different accounts) and hit enter ~1 sec apart. The SSD instance would be fully loaded (all characters, textures, etc) before the mechanical drive had gotten to 75% on the loading screen. So for games where you are contantly reading as the map and other things get updated an SSD will be outrageously faster but I would expect a RAID to be noticibly faster than a mech drive as well.
It depends on the drive speeds. Yes, an SSD is going to be faster than any mechanical drive within reason, however every mechanical drive you add to the array increases performance. If you have the money, an SSD is probably a better bet, but with a mechanical RAID0 array, you will get improved speeds and a TON of storage space.
    
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