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Old 05-06-2009, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My build will be listed below. I have a raid 0 (250gbx2) set up as my harddrive (hdd) and a velociraptor 150gb set up as my Data hard drive (hdd2) I really just wanted the velociraptor to save game files so I load faster in environments. Here's my build. Will my computer be slower running in raid 0 as the first hard drive as opposed to having the velociraptor as first hdd?

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Old 05-06-2009, 04:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My build will be listed below. I have a raid 0 (250gbx2) set up as my harddrive (hdd) and a velociraptor 150gb set up as my Data hard drive (hdd2) I really just wanted the velociraptor to save game files so I load faster in environments. Here's my build. Will my computer be slower running in raid 0 as the first hard drive as opposed to having the velociraptor as first hdd?
 


It's the amount of data that you will have left if one of those drives happens to fail.

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Waste of money. We can build you something better.

Having a velociraptor as a storage drive is nowhere near a good idea, FYI. Better off getting a WD Black. Plenty fast for loads less. Like, instead of 200 bucks, it'd be more like 75. With almost 4 times the space.
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