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1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0

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March 4, 2013 9:13:29 AM

Alright guys...

I bought a HDD WD Black 1TB and I was thinking in use it in RAID-0 and I was wondering ..Will RAID better performance and faster in reading and writing data to be single?
Knowing that both HDD capacity is 1 terabyte

My questions:
# Which is better performance and speed ... single HDD, or 2x 7200rpm WD Black HDDs RAID 0?

Here are my currently system specs:
* MOBO: Intel DX58SO2 Intel(R) ICH10R LPC Interface Controller - 3A16
* RAM: 3x8GB DDR3-1600 RAM PC3 240pin DIMM Kingston KHX1600C9D3/8G
* CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 Processor (8M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
* HDD: 1- WD Black 1 TB SATA Hard Drives ( WD1002FAEX), 2- WD Black 1 TB SATA Hard Drives ( WD1002FAEX)
* OS (current): Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Based) / Windows 8 Professional x64

Could you guys please weight in on your opinions?

Thanks

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a c 371 G Storage
March 4, 2013 11:48:51 AM

I don't like RAID 0. If a single drive dies or has problems, the whole array is useless. You would probably be better off with a 10K rpm drive.
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a b G Storage
March 4, 2013 11:53:44 AM

He'd be better off with an SSD. No one really uses AID0 anymore. Use an SSD for speed and a normal drive for storage.
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March 4, 2013 12:36:24 PM

Thanks guys for your replay, And what I planned is to use 80GB SSD for the system, system software and WoW, but I want to take advantage of two HDDs for the best possible way, but I have no idea, do I use them solo or RAID to get the best performance of them and that is my question :) 
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March 4, 2013 12:50:34 PM

Separate drives. It sounds like you have speed for OS and games, everything else is just storage. 5400RPM drives are fine for that. WD blacks are overkill.
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a c 371 G Storage
March 4, 2013 12:51:28 PM

RAID 0 may give slightly better performance, but you won't necessarily realize it in real world applications. If you do a lot of video editing, I'd say go raid, otherwise leave them as single storage drives.
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March 4, 2013 12:59:22 PM

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March 4, 2013 1:00:27 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
RAID 0 may give slightly better performance, but you won't necessarily realize it in real world applications. If you do a lot of video editing, I'd say go raid, otherwise leave them as single storage drives.


Thanks alot mate for your time and help, have a nice day for me please :D 
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