Im a newbie and Im building a new computer (or trying).I have two WD Caviar Black (WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB).
If I buy a WD VelociRaptor (WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache).
Can I configure RAID 0 ?
I want to use V.Raptor(300GB) as boot disk and Two C.Blacks (750GB+750GB) for RAID 0.
CPU : Core I7 920
M.BOARD : ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 (or any other suggestion ? )
In my opinion it isn't even worth the trouble. I have 3 320's in my computer and I use one for Vista, one for Win7 and one for Ubuntu sometimes. And other times I use one for OS, one for programs and stuff, and one for backup/media files. Either way I've never had a reason to go through the trouble of configuring and maintaining a RAID array.
I have had many versions of RAID0 starting with 2xWD Raptors and now 2x160SSD's. My other set is a couple of drives also in RAID 0 for games and videos. It helps if you make or backup videos, and levels load faster in games.
On Intel systems you use CRTL-I to build an array out a normal drive. I have never had a failure. Also make sure your BIOS is set for RAID on the drives area.