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Ok,

 

Im thinking of jumping to a Western Digital Raptor. How much of a performance increase would there be between two raptors in a RAID 0 set-up compared to a single raptor?

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Raid 0 is anti-redundancy. If either drive goes, they're both screwed. :) But it's almost twice as fast. Raid 1 (mirroring) allows you to make two copies of everything, so if you lose one, you're ok.

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~70mb/s with one and about ~115-130mb/s with two.  Also multitasking seems to go a lot faster.  Like I can copy/paste large files and still game @ the same time with little loss of fps.

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Ok, so how would that compare to what i have now? I have a WD 7,200rpm IDE HDD.

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A RAID 0 setup with raptors would be a fairly big increase in performance over what you have now, 1 raptor would be an increase but harder to really notice.

 

When I'm doing video editing type work, I notice a major increase in performance with RAID 0 Raptors compared to just 1. For example, when I'm using DVD2One...

 

1 raptor - Average of 10-15 minutes to do video files.

2 raptor in raid 0 - Average of 3-5 minutes to do the same video files.

 

And yes loading games/maps etc. Lots of ram will help out with this area though too.

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