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2nd question about RAID

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May 6, 2010 4:13:02 PM

If I keep my Velociraptor drive independent and buy 2 more hard drives in future can I set those up in Raid 0 without effecting the independent drive which is set up with the OS.

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a c 415 G Storage
May 6, 2010 5:07:46 PM

Yes, you can do that.

Since you've paid the premium for a Velociraptor I assume you want good performance. If that's true then you should consider buying an SSD (Solid State Disk) to hold the OS and applications. You don't need a huge SSD for that, and performance will be much, much better than a mechanical disk.
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May 6, 2010 7:51:05 PM

Eventually I would like to buy SSD, but they are so expensive.
So you suggest when I eventually go SSD to use the Velociraptor as the secondary drive with of course the OS on SSD and not use RAID at all?
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a c 415 G Storage
May 6, 2010 11:25:38 PM

Yes, that would be something I think you should consider.

A single SSD will beat the pants off hard drives whether they're RAIDed or not. There are some SSDs available for around the cost of a Velociraptor, all you're loosing out on is storage capacity.
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