OK, after reading all of your posts, i am seriously confused. There are some interesting arguments but they still don't resolve my problem. This is what i have, 2 sataII 160 gig drives. I am considering getting 1 to 2 more if needed. Don't plan on going raptor. Which way should i go for gaming? Raid (and which raid array) or just parallell? I'd rather not get 2 more drives but will if needed. Thanks for any advice guys. oh, may even get an external hd.
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Stick with the stand alone drives. You'd regret any kind of Raid Array, except RAID 1.
RAID 1 will not improve your write speed, but actually will increase your read speed, compared to a single disk, and is the safest RAID using two disks... but also the worst cost ratio, resulting in 50% drive capacity.