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April 2, 2005 11:36:52 PM

So I'm the lucky owner of two 74GB Raptors. I was thinking and wondering if RAID 0 will actually make that much of a performance difference? Or if I might be better off putting operating system & non-hard drive intensive programs on one hard drive, and hard drive intensive programs/cache on the other?

I've only seen a couple of tests done with RAID 0 on Raptor's but it seems like there isn't that much of a boost. It seems to me, although I've never seen anyone say this, that simply separating the programs like I described might be better. Or am I just wrong?

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April 2, 2005 11:51:24 PM

It may not increase the overall transfer rate to much but it does make a difference on i/o intensive tasks.

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April 5, 2005 1:42:34 PM

Thanks, that was a useful article. I guess I'll keep my raptors as individual disks (less of a hassle this way anyways).