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Last response: in Opinions and Experiences
September 9, 2004 12:43:26 AM

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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September 10, 2004 6:33:34 AM

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

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September 11, 2004 1:36:41 AM

RAID 5 is faster than RAID 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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