Gaming with HDs (RAID vs HDx2 content sep)

By sjsn
Apr 17, 2007
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  1. Hello!

    I'm not familiar with RAIDing HDs... My set up right now is:

    Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB HD - Contains - OS, APPs, DLs, Page file
    WD RAPTOR 10,000RPM 74GB HD - Contains - Games


    I keep my OS separate from my Gaming software... I understand with RAIDing you have two identical HDs that mirror each other, is this faster than my setup, and why??
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    It is faster because data is read from both hard drives simultaneously.

    Mind you, two normal hard drives in RAID vs a single Raptor gives you very mixed results with RAID winning some and Raptor winning others. You could mirror or stripe two Raptors of course :)
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