I'm about to reformat my OS drive which is currently on a RAID0 setup with 2 80GB Seagate SATA drives. I'm considering not going RAID this time and using one 80 for the OS and the other 80 for games and the pagefile. Any thoughts on whether or not this is a good idea? My main concern is gaming performance. Thanks in advance.
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It's pretty much a judgement call.
RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, e.g. on a PhotoShop image retouching station. But RAID 0 is not fault-tolerant. If one disk fails, all data in the RAID 0 array are lost. It should not be used on critical systems. Other than that RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. There is no overhead caused by parity controls as well as all storage capacity can be used, there is no disk overhead.
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