What would give me better performance, a new ATA100 30 gig 5400 RPM drive running in parallel with my current ATA100 0 gig in a RAID 0 configuration, or an additional ATA100 20 gig 7200 RPM as my primary drive and move the 30 gig to a different channel?
Cool! I never thought of that. I would just have to wait a little longer. I already have a 30 gig, an 8 gig, and a 4.3 gig (4.3 gig has Linux loaded on it) in there...what's 2 more? I have an Asus A7V, so I can handle them all, but I think I would need more fans!
This also begs the question, which would be faster:
2*(20gig 7200) RAID 0
1 40 gig 7200?
Pessimist: Glass half empty
Optimist: Glass half full
Engineer: Glass twice as big as needed
I've ordered the Abit KG 7 mombo. I was planing 2 20 gig 7200 on raid 0 and one 20 gig 7200 and the primary ide bus.
Would you put the windows NT on the raid or the primary drive? I would think you would put your operating system and programs on the primary and write all the data files to the raid. (I do mostly graphics and After effects on this box}. Thanks
It depends on what you want the RAID for. I have everything on the RAID (60gig total), but I don't do anything with huge files.
Whatever you need to go fastest goes on the RAID. For me, that's the OS. For you, it may be those 20meg graphics files (if you have any). It's up to you.
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