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Hello.
Well i currently have a 2x RAID 0 configuration. Since I record gameplay with FRAPS, I was thinking mybe upgrading from 2x to 4x HDDs. My question is, Will this (4x) configuration help me when recording? I don't acctualy care if my PC boots slower... Or if it loads a bit slower, But I do want to be able to record with more FPS games like Bad Company 2 at medium, With my native resoultion, 1440x900.

So, will this upgrade be good? Or not? Will it affect much? BTW, you can check out my rig down there.. I think 6Cores @ 3.6ghz can handle read and write from 4 HDD?
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I don't acctualy care if my PC boots slower... Or if it loads a bit slower
Do you care anything at all for the data on it?
One drive failure = toasted array.
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One drive failure = toasted array.
4 drives in an array. 4x the risk. What is that? Like 0.04%?

What are the odds of that even happening
    
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I don't keep anything of value besides my msn conversations in my gaming rig. They are on my laptop
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You want to increase the speed and capacity of your array so you can 'record more FPS' with Fraps?

Your boot time won't be slower, it will be faster (theoretically) with more drives.
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Honestly, since dedundancy doesnt matter to you. I'd suggest going for 4 1TB HDDs and short stroke them to 100gb each. But you'd only have 400gb total on a 4 disk array, although you'd have constant and very fast speeds/access times
    
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4 drives in an array. 4x the risk. What is that? Like 0.04%?

What are the odds of that even happening
http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

~2.5% after 3 months
~8% after 2 years

This is per drive.
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Yea, I don't usally keep important files in my rig, since I keep upgrading often and the chances I loose those files because of hardware faliure is high.
So that doesn't matter
I would be using 500GB HHD that will be two 2TB only. Not big deal to wait a bit more for the system to load/find files.

My question is, Would 4 HDD help to record with fraps. Will I loose less FPS while recording? Since I read and write from more HDD. I think it makes sense..
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