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OS on one RAID partition and Programs/data on another

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Currently I am using RAID 5 with 3 hard drives and have one big partition. I was wondering if I build two partition - one small one and one large one - and keep the OS on one and the user folders on another, if it will net me any performance gain. Basically similar to what folks do with an SSD - change the user folders in registry, etc.
Or just create two partition - one with OS and C: for programs and user folders. And another partition for data.
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It is how I have mine set up, and it gave a negligible increase. Not enough for me to say that it was that for sure.
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Giving a lot of thought to RAID setup. Thinking of just going RAID 0 on two hard drives and using the thrid for manual backup of data files. I have heard on board controllers are not that great for RAID 5 anyway.

EDIT: I tried to do RAID 0 with two hard drives and keep the third one as non-raid for backup. But I cannot seem to see it during windows installation process. Perhaps I will see it in storage management after windows is loaded? [SOLVED - BIOS option was not set correctly. There were two places in BIOS where I can set IDE or RAID. I need to set the on-chip RAID MODE as RAID, which keep the other one as IDE. That resolved the issue. Now I can see my two partition in RAID 0 and my spare HD as another partition]
Edited by Awaz - 3/19/11 at 5:14pm
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