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Question on how to (yes noob here) setup new build with 1 WD 500(Black) for OS(Win7 pro 64) and 1 WD 500(Black) for data and games. Asus M4N98TD Evo board, PHII X4 965be 3.4 6m 125wt chip, 4gbGskill Ripjaws. Do you setup a raid or not? Am waiting on my HFS Sunbeam cctf92 to show up to get build started.

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You're saying you want to use two identical drives in your comp, one for OS, one for data/games, right? If thats the case, then just plug the drives in and work like you would with a single drive, just install your games and save your data to the secondary drive rather than the primary. No raid needed.

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You're saying you want to use two identical drives in your comp, one for OS, one for data/games, right? If thats the case, then just plug the drives in and work like you would with a single drive, just install your games and save your data to the secondary drive rather than the primary. No raid needed.

Correct. So is there a performance advantage to running a raid setup compared to what I was thinking about?

Edit....I just found it on the forums...

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Up until getting my SSD RAID array, I had a setup just like yours. I had two 500GB drives in RAID 0 that had everything on them, and a 1TB drive where I stored backup images of my RAID array. Having that RAID array gave me a noticeable performance boost, and I experienced no adverse effects to having everything on one drive. Hope that helped...

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Up until getting my SSD RAID array, I had a setup just like yours. I had two 500GB drives in RAID 0 that had everything on them, and a 1TB drive where I stored backup images of my RAID array. Having that RAID array gave me a noticeable performance boost, and I experienced no adverse effects to having everything on one drive. Hope that helped...

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You're saying you want to use two identical drives in your comp, one for OS, one for data/games, right? If thats the case, then just plug the drives in and work like you would with a single drive, just install your games and save your data to the secondary drive rather than the primary. No raid needed.

Correct. So is there a performance advantage to running a raid setup compared to what I was thinking about?

Edit....I just found it on the forums...

RAID0 will theoretically double both read and write speed if you were to have 2 drives in the array.

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You're saying you want to use two identical drives in your comp, one for OS, one for data/games, right? If thats the case, then just plug the drives in and work like you would with a single drive, just install your games and save your data to the secondary drive rather than the primary. No raid needed.

Correct. So is there a performance advantage to running a raid setup compared to what I was thinking about?

Edit....I just found it on the forums...

RAID0 will theoretically double both read and write speed if you were to have 2 drives in the array.

So as I'm waiting for my Sunbeam HSF to show up, ?? go ahead and setup raid when I install Win7?

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You're saying you want to use two identical drives in your comp, one for OS, one for data/games, right? If thats the case, then just plug the drives in and work like you would with a single drive, just install your games and save your data to the secondary drive rather than the primary. No raid needed.

Correct. So is there a performance advantage to running a raid setup compared to what I was thinking about?

Edit....I just found it on the forums...

RAID0 will theoretically double both read and write speed if you were to have 2 drives in the array.

 

 

I have 2 WD 500 gb disks in Raid 0 for my system drive and a 1TB disk for my backups, data, movies etc. I definitely noticed a speed improvement over just having one disk for the OS drive. Not double but noticeable. The practical benefit for me is things load quicker .

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Yea go ahead and set up the array and install Windows to it. You can put the HSF on later.

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