raid setup or no
hey first off i know basically nothing of raid setups other than the fact that it takes 2 harddrives and sandwitches them to think like one thus boosting the speed to twice as much, if RAID 0 that is.. now
im gonna buy 2 SATA WD raptor drives 36gb ..or maybe 74, and im not sure waht to do, now there are 2 options .. to raid them .. and have 1 HDd or to not raid them and have 1 dedicated for XP and other to run software and virtual memory/pagefile. Which is faster?!
this PC is strictly for games and im not sure which will give me better performance in gaming.. since its obvious that if i raid them ill have only one HD running both software and OS + pagefile on it...
any ideas ?
thnx for any future input
P.S. and yes im aware of the fact that if one Hd fails in raid both basically fail, but since its for games only ....
AMD 64 3500+ 939 Winchester/no o/c
MSI K8T Neo2
MGE 400w PS
2X 512 meg ram sticks/generic
PNY 6800 GT 256MB running stock
Western Digital 80 GB HDD