Question about Raid 0

I'm thinking about buying a 2nd hard drive for Raid 0. Will it reduce loading time for games (e.g. loading huge levels that take for ever to load!) or is it not worth it for gaming? Never tried raid before.
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  1. It'll speed them up somewhat, but I wouldn't expect massive improvement.
  2. I will indeed speed it up some, but not miraculously. As long as you're doing consistent backups give it a shot.
  3. In the end, you'll feel like you have wasted your money. If you are really concerned about game loading, a raptor drive will have better results.
  4. galta, what makes you think that it is not a "raptor drive" that he wishes to put into RAID 0?
  5. thx guys. I guess the best way to go is raptor drive thx. :)
  6. 1 raptor drive is certainly safer than 2 drives in RAID 0, whether the 2 drives are raptors or not. ...but unless your existing drive is a poor performer I'm not sure how much faster a single raptor would be vs. 2 of your existing drives in RAID 0. Since we don't know what you're currently using its impossible to gauge.
  7. halcyon said:
    1 raptor drive is certainly safer than 2 drives in RAID 0, whether the 2 drives are raptors or not. ...but unless your existing drive is a poor performer I'm not sure how much faster a single raptor would be vs. 2 of your existing drives in RAID 0. Since we don't know what you're currently using its impossible to gauge.

    250GB 7200RPM hard drive 8MB Buffer
  8. liljone said:
    250GB 7200RPM hard drive 8MB Buffer


    I'd get the 2nd one and RAID 0 it as opposed to shelling out 300 bones on a single Raptor for possibly little to no subjective improvement over your RAID 0 array. Don't get me wrong, I'm not disrespecting the new Raptor, but I'm looking at the cost benefit. No matter what you use you need to have consistent backups.
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