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Need Help on Hard Drives?

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  • Hard Drives
  • NAS / RAID
  • Configuration
  • Games
  • Storage
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March 17, 2007 12:34:36 PM

I have 4 hard drives laying around that never been used ( 2x raptors , 80 gb 7200 drive, and a 400 gb). couple questions though. To increase my performance while gaming, should I put my OS and Game files on a RAID 0 drives or just the OS or just the game files?

1.My original plan is to Install OS in 80 gb drive, Configure my raptors in Raid 0 configuration and install all my pc games in Raid 0 Drive , and the 400 gb to store all my pc game iso's and mp3 backup.

2.My Second plan is to install OS in Raid 0 drives, install all my pc games in 80 gb drive (good enought to store up to 25 games) and 400 gb as game backup isos.

3.Third plan. Installing OS and Games files in Raid 0 drives and 400 gb game backup isos.

Very confuse wish of these three configuration to choose. I want a configuration that will boost game performance. Please correct me if these configuration are incorrect. Tell me your plan using these 4 hard drives.

Thanks for all advices

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March 17, 2007 1:55:10 PM

Go with plan three. You definitely want the OS installed on the RAID drives. This is where you get the most performance increase. How big are the raptors you have? Just curious. If you need more game install space, feel free to install games on the 400 gb hard drive, it should have decent performance.

I would also install the 80 gb hard drive, and use it as a backup drive. Just copy your important files onto the drive every once in a while, just in case you somehow have a RAID failure. (Not all that likely, but possible)


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