Originally Posted by zooner
I haven't read all of the posts, just the first page. However, I'd like to pipe in.
raid0 is not as fast as a raptor, period. Dump the raid0 idea and get a raptor, I promise you won't regret it. I'm currently running a 15k cheetah, however I have run the following HD config within the past couple of years:
2x maxtor 40gig in raid0
2x wd 80gig in raid0
single 36gig raptor
2x 36gig raptor in raid0
The raptor will be far superior then the 2 80's and I don't believe they are that loud, except when you first boot.
I'll go back and read the rest, cause I'm sure I have more to comment on.