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Is Raid 5, or any Raid for that matter, really worth the money for a desktop PC. I'm a gamer and music downloader, and plan on bldg an Intel 4, 3.0+ gig hertz, with DDR2 memory and SCSI interface. Will raid really significantly speed up my processing time to the point of value-versus-cost? Opinions please.

Tony Richards
Las Vegas
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  1. Not really with today's fast drives. If you want a redundant array though RAID1 is a decent option.

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  2. RAID 5 is faster than RAID 1...in some areas...
    RAID 5 is more complex, requireing a hardware controller...
    3 drives min., verses 2 with RAID 1, and no additional controler...


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