i was thinking of doing a raid 0. is it worth it to raid0 my system. its going to cost me about $200.00 for another drive. right now i got my new q9450 oc to 3.4ghz 1.36v. or im i better off spending the money for a better cpu?
That's like asking "Should I buy a pack of gum or a Snickers bar?"
If you have braces, the gum could be a mess.
If you're allergic to chocolate, the Snickers bar could be a problem.
So, it depends.
...on how much you use your HDD. Basically A RAID0 array will give you faster boot times, faster program loads and faster access the the paging file. Kind of the same things a faster CPU will do, but the CPU will do even more things faster.
Usually, installing a RAID0 array is something you do after your CPU/memory is maxed and you're still looking for more speed.
Originally Posted by billbartuska
Usually, installing a RAID0 array is something you do after your CPU/memory is maxed and you're still looking for more speed better system performance.
though, even without maxing cpu, your system will become more responsive, in a non-processing way. is it worth 200 bucks? that's a personal question that you need to decide. it's really hard applying benchmarks to your possible, actual benefits because every system is different. personally, i didn't like the performance increase until i installed 4 raptors in a raid-0.
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