HDD Performance advice Tags: Hard Drives Performance NAS / RAID Gaming Storage Last response: April 1, 2010 10:31 PM in Storage Share Preacher85 March 29, 2010 6:18:27 PM HI All, I have a few questions, since im about to upgrade my gaming PC and don't want to waste money I've read up alot on RAID and the various modes by my questions are; Can someone describe the best setup (using RAID, 10k rpm drives x2 or 3) for best performance, eg: :1 drive with OS (+storage), 2 drives in RAID 0 for games - in this setup where should I put the pagefile? :2 drives RAID0 for OS and 2 drives in RAID0 for games - im assuming this is the best performance but is it worth the extra cost? :2 drives in RAID0 for OS and 1 drive for gaming - where does the pagefile go? :insert your idea here, but try to balance a decent performance increase with cost Please also try to include the realistic best performing stripe size for modern games, I'm assuming this would be 128k, since the files are generally larger, but would like some professional input Your advice would be much appreciated! Preach More about : hdd performance advice Preacher85 March 29, 2010 6:21:25 PM Sorry, unable to edit the above... Another option; 2 RAID0 drives for OS+Games and 1 drive for storage - where would the pagefile go? Preacher85 March 30, 2010 6:11:04 PM bump ^^ Need help please. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Preacher85 April 1, 2010 10:31:31 PM anyone? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HDD Advice on Best Performance Reqd Forum SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum Solvedhdd to ssd performance Forum SolvedWhat is the best price to performance ssd when paired with a 1tb hdd? Forum SolvedSSD / HDD for gaming performance Forum SolvedRegular HDD performance vs. SATA max speed Forum SolvedWill Upgrading From a 5400 to a 7200 RPM HDD Increase Game Performance? Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD Linux performance compared - minimal advantage at best? Forum Solvedneed some hdd advice Forum SolvedSATA 3 HDD to SATA 2 Port.Performance Forum SolvedHow does swapping an old HDD with a new SSD affect performance? Forum SolvedIs/Will my RAM or HDD be bottlenecking overall performance? Which One First? Forum Solvedperformance vs Standard HDD Forum Solvedbest 3tb internal hdd - reliability & performance? Forum Solvedbest 3tb internal hdd - reliability & performance Forum SolvedSeagate 1tb 7200 RPM 32MB Cache HDD (cheap) vs WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD? (noise/performance)? Forum SolvedBest laptop performance advice Forum SolvedDoes the HDD's RPM affect gaming performance ? Forum SolvedCan a bad HDD affect gaming performance? Forum SolvedNeed notebook buying advice (Business + Mobility + Performance) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !