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    RAID hard drives

    I noticed that five out six of the fastest machines listed in a recent PC World used RAID setups for the hard drives. I assume that these were RAID-0 setups where data storage is split between two drives, which has been reported to increase hard drive performance by 25 to 33% or more. Other than the fact the failure of either drive loses your data (increasing your need to back up), has anyone had any problems using RAID-0 with GPO?

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    Re: RAID hard drives

    Randy: I hardly think 2 gigs of GPO is going to be a killer on any hard drive, since GPO can just about load everything you need into memory!

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    Thanks for the advice. It's good to know where not to overspend.

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    Only when you need to record to disk will you need the raid and then it prolly wont be worth it. Raid will allow you to make 2 drives look as one big fat one...thats about it!

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    Re: RAID hard drives

    There's a how-to article 'The Poor Mans Raid Array' on Inventgeek.com that shows how to make a modular .5 terabyte Raid 5 array for under $250. If I only had more time...

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    Re: RAID hard drives

    This forum is becoming an MIT basement

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