View Full Version : To raid or not to raid
12-08-07, 06:04 PM
I've done a lot of searching on the subject and there seems to be different answers. I've heard people say Raid 0 makes a noticeable "real-world" difference in performance and I've heard others say it's all benchmark "eye-candy" and really makes no significant difference.
If I do go raid, I was wondering the difference between a simple Raid 0 config and a Matrix raid? Is the only difference you get Raid 1 protection as well as Raid 0 on 2 drives? Or is there any performance benefits?
12-08-07, 07:01 PM
There's a sticky above with lots of info and benchmarks. Let me know if you find any real world comparisons in there between a standard RAID0 and Matrix RAID0 setup.
Is the only difference you get Raid 1 protection as well as Raid 0 on 2 drives? Or is there any performance benefits? 1. That's its purpose. 2. Won't be anything perceptible.
12-10-07, 07:40 AM
I had Raid0 for a few years, didnt notice any difference
Well thats not true, copying a big mpeg was pretty much twice as fast, but didnt notice any real gains
12-10-07, 10:27 AM
when i ran with vista's w.e.i. i got a 5.4 without raid 0 .and with raid 0 i got 5.9
so don't no if that helps you or not but i'd say go for it...
the only downfall is make sure you backup your system.if one drive go's down you lose
everything on both drives.
12-11-07, 11:19 PM
So it would be more beneficial to buy one 150gb Raptor for OS and games, then a seperate larger HD for storage?
This sounds like it will be the best option for me.
My brother has a raptor as well as a raid 0....and he says the raptor is much quicker from his experience as far as loading/playing games on it.
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