I am thinking of purchasing two of these hard drives, either the 1Tb or the 500Gb. The 500Gb has 16mb Dram compared to the 1Tbs 32 Mb dram. Will this affect my gaming in starcraft2 or any kind of boot times?
I also have a question when RAID 0 is configured will the 2 drives become 1 and increase for example from 500gb to about 1 Tb if I were to use 2 500gb drives.
I currently have a 500 GB Samsung drive and I am thinking should I configure this and 2 more 500Gb drives in raid 0?
Will they be compatible and will the difference in models affect anything?
"But you can have 2x RAID0 with the new F3 samsungs and a separate F1 disk. "
That is not RAID0+1. That is RAID0 and a separate Samsung F1 disk.
Partitioning is something you do when you install windows. You may need RAID drivers before being able to do this. Also, do not use Windows XP; only Vista and Windows 7. XP will not profit much from RAID at all, due to the way it creates partitions. Windows 7 and Vista are fine, however.