RAID 0 or Raptor (150 $ budget)
I have about 150 dollars to spend on new storage, and I want to know which option will make my MS windows loading, and map loading in games (CS:S, etc..) the fastest. I need a decent amount of space (300+ gigs hopefully) so my options are:
1. 36 gig raptor (for OS and games), combined with any 250 gig 7200rpm HD.
2. Two (2) 80 gig 7200's in RAID O, combined with any 250 gig 7200rpm HD.
Obviously, the second option is cheaper and offers much more capacity, but I don't know which will be faster for loading maps and the OS, the 10,000 rpm or the RAID 0. If anyone has other ideas for my 150 $ budget, I am open to suggestions. I just want 300 gigs total (roughly), and at least some of it to be as fast as possible.
Edit: I am not concerned with the threat of HD failure possiblility with RAID 0 because I will back the important stuff up onto the larger, slower HD. So I want some of the storage to not be in RAID.