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post #121 of 184
3/19/04 at 3:58am
Originally Posted by oblivion77
It's my understanding that raid 0 will improve read/write performance roughly 1.5x or so.
|Does this mean OS loads much faster, programs/games install and load faster, moving large files from one folder to another takes place faster.. etc etc? I'm assuming the answer is yes, but thought I'd ask to clarify for sure.|
|Also - I've heard that once a hard drive gets over half full it's starts slowing down. Is this true? If so how could it apply to a dual hard drive raid configuration (0) in terms of speed? Do both hard drives fill up in equal increments? Would both physical drives fill up equally if they were partitioned into seperate drives in OS?|
|To be honest I have never messed with raid - so it's kinda new to me. I'm the same guy who was pleading for information about monitors and whether or not to go with 8790 or 8890. It looks like I'd be comfortable with the 8790 so now I'm just trying to figure out the best configuration I'd like to setup, should I buy one and whether or not raid will do me a whole lotta good. I love for windows xp to spring up as fast as it can on a reboot. It's nice when large games and apps install and load quickly. I may also do some amatuer video editing with taped florida trips. I am really picky about how this thing will perform with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004; Century of Flight.|
|Any input/oppinions would be appreciated. Thanks.|
Originally Posted by deltawalkerl
Could you post a pic of that 1:4 cable? I can't understand why it has three RCA ports...
Originally Posted by gsminardi
DW - G-Omaha explained the reason for including the 3X RCA plugs...these are for connecting to HDTV's but this doesnt mean that the input to the HDTV's (the laptop output) will be HDTV quality. Unless you have a DVI adapter, S-Video is not going to give you HDTV output...it will work but it wont be great...