First Timer raid setup help on Vista

By n00b
Mar 7, 2008
  1. Ok so I just purchased some new parts and I figured I would try a Raid 0 setup this time around now I've been reading all over the place about it but I've read a couple things that are making me wonder so I'm leaving these questions open for help.

    1) Is it better to install Vista x64 Ultimate OS on a single drive then raid 2other drives and store everything else on them? or should I just put the OS and everything on 2 drives and call it a day?

    2)What do I have to do to setup Raid 0 for both of the above setups as I said before I have never setup raid before and I heard its alot easier now with Vista because you don't have to use crappy floppy drives anymore?

    3) now I mostly use my computer to game so this is the main reason why I want to setup a raid 0, how much of a performance increase would you say its going to give?

    thanks for any responses in advance
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    VERY SMALL. So small that the reliability issues it creates should scare you enough to
    abandon the effort.

    io time = seek + rotational + transfer
    where seek ~10x the sum of the other two (ignoring caching hits)​

    which says you need 10 drives to avoid the delay from seeks (major improvement)
    and at least 5 drives to reduce seek time by 2
  3. mirasol252003

    mirasol252003 TS Rookie

    2 internet connection

    dear sir

    Pls kindly help regarding two internet connection, let say a wireless internet connecton ( smartbro ) and DSL line combined in one computer there is no complicated two both of us.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    Please create a new topic for your issue under Storage & Networking :)
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