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May 31, 2011 9:44:23 PM

i currently have the spinpoint 500gb. I would like to raid 0 for better performance

1) do i need the exact same drive to RAID 0
2) is it worth the 40+ dollars?

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a c 154 G Storage
May 31, 2011 10:42:26 PM
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1) No.
2) No.

raid-0 is much misunderstood. It is great for sequential benchmarks, but that is not what we do in real life.
The normal desktop user will do lots of small random reads and writes. A task that a SSD is very good at, but not raid-0.

Save up for a ssd.
a b G Storage
May 31, 2011 11:46:08 PM

Agreed.
June 8, 2011 4:59:07 PM

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