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I am building a new computer mostly for gaming. I am thinking of setting

up RAID 0 with two 250GB HDD. I know that RAID 0 increases

performance such as read/write speed but lacks in reliability. My question

is, is using RAID 0 just as reliable as just using one hard drive(not RAID at

all) or is it riskier some how because the data is spread throughout 2

different hard drive? Thanks in advance for any replies.
 

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The risk is more because you have two drives that could fail and wipe out all your data instead of one.
Why not use a smaller FAST drive 10,000 rpm like a Raptor and use the two 250's as storage in raid 1 that way your data is backed up automatically
 

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The risk is more because you have two drives that could fail and wipe out all your data instead of one.
Why not use a smaller FAST drive 10,000 rpm like a Raptor and use the two 250's as storage in raid 1 that way your data is backed up automatically
Do you mean use two 250gb 10,000rpm HDDs for RAID 1? If not can you explain more what you mean. Thanks
 

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Have a look at my system, listed on the left underneath my Tiger avatar.
I use the 74gig Raptor for my Operating system, I then use the two 250 Gigs to store Data,music etc they are set up as raid1 which means if one craps out my data is safely stored on the other.
 
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