I recently bought a motherboard with no onboard RAID.
However, I would like to be able to set up RAID 0.
My operating system is windows 7 Ultimate x64.
Is there a way for me to be able to do a RAID 0 configuration with windows 7?
If so, how?
I also don't want to spend money on a RAID card; just costs way too much for me.
atleast that was what I was told RAID 0 achieves.
Raid-0 will give you better performance if you are processing large sequential files. Even then, you get the same or better results by separating your input and output files on separate drives. For gaming and the OS there is little value. Read this: http://faq.storagereview.com/tiki-index.php?page=Single...
Software RAID is not for performance. If you do not have a integrated RAID controller, or do not want to buy an add in card, forget about RAID 0. Software RAID using Windows actually most of the time ends being slower than using a single drive.
If you are looking for a performance bump, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE RAID IN WINDOWS.
Besides, unless you are spending a lot of time moving many large files around, RAID 0 is actually pretty useless for the average user, if you have a newer SATA drive. RAID 0 was more popular several years ago with the old ATA drives, as they were simply turtle crawling slow, and putting a couple of them in RAID did make a big difference. With todays fast drives though, RAID just doesn't make that big of difference to the average user.