Would there be any performance gain using the IDE - SATA adapters and setting up a RAID-5 Array?
Also, if I were to buy 2 SATA-2 hard drives for a total of about $150 (less than 1 raptor by about $10 - $20) and upgrade my motherboard to support DDR2-800 and SATA2, would I see a performance increase or is it even possible to use RAID with 1 SATA1 raptor and 2 SATA2 drives? I am already planning to upgrade the Motherboard to a socket AM2.
I understand I will lose a lot of space with this setup. I also understand the raptor is almost twice as fast as the other two drives I have right now. But I'm not quite sure what happens when they are added to RAID.
I'm not sure it would work (ide and sata and different hdd sizes).
2nd, chances of hdd failure have been decreasing; unless you have
very important company data, I'd just back up the important files
from time to time.
3rd, Raptors are overrated. They are fast; but much more expensive
than faster compared to other drives.
4th, hdds are not capable of even reaching sata1's bandwidth