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    Raptor or RAID?

    Since I've been planning my new rig I planned on getting a 74gb raptor and x2 500GB drives, but I've heard that if I got x2 identical hard drives and put them in RAID 0 I can achieve the same performance as the Raptor offers.

    Current plan: x1 raptor, x2 500gb drives = 194.04
    Total storage space: 1.074TB

    Proposed plan: x2 500gb drives in RAID 0 for OS and programs and x2 500gb drives for back-up and storage = 182.84
    Total stoage space: 2TB

    (500gb drives mentioned are Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache @ 45.71)

    What do you guys think? Thanks.
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    No, you cant.

    Raptors havea faster seek time - thus things like loading windows and starting programs is faster

    raid 0 drives have a higher STR - as in with large files they perform better.

    search the forums, there are MANY threads on this very issue on raptors, or single drives vs raid.

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    Thanks for the info. I've decided to stick with the Raptor after reading some of the threads regarding this question After all, what I want to achieve is faster loading times with Windows, games and programs
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz with Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme // Asus P5Q Deluxe // PowerColor ATI HD 4870 with Zalman VF1000 // 4GB Corsair DDR2 PC 6400 RAM // 640GB WD HDD // Corsair 620W HX // Antec P182 // Samsung SyncMaster 21.6" // Windows 7 64-bit



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