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Best Gaming Raid Configuration??

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Last response: in Storage
March 15, 2010 9:05:31 AM

I have 2 WD Green 500gb Hdds on my newly assembled gamin rig.
Here are my specs:

Sapphire Radeon HD4850 512MB DDR3
AMD Phenom II X2 Processor 550 3.1 GHz (Black Edition)
2 Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB SATA2

What is the best raid configuration (if any) for my 2 hdds or should i just leave the as JBOD.

ps: I really don't want to set them up as RAid 0 since i consider that a waste of hdd space :lol:  :lol: 

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March 15, 2010 11:30:10 AM

Well, with only 2 drives and the fact that you do not want to do a RAID0, you have no options for a "best gaming RAID configuration"...with just two drives, your RAID options are limited to RAID1 and RAID0...also, JBOD could also be considered "a waste of space" since a true JBOD combines the multiple physical disks into one logical drive but without the striping of RAID0...really though, with two drives, RAID0 is your best option...
March 15, 2010 1:33:58 PM

If you're looking for primarily read performance wouldn't 0 and 1 be pretty much the same? Why not go with 1 for the redundancy? I know writes will be slower with 1.