So..now I'm confused. Hopefully somone can explain something to me.
Luckily, cost is not a problem for me. I like to build the best and the fastest. I have currently a 7200 RPM IDE drive acting as my boot drive and a a RAID 0 Ultra 320 2 x Cheetah drives. I was always under the impression that adding more drives will speed up the RAID. Yet I always see reviews using only 2 drives under RAID 0. I realize that using RAID 5 would be more reliable, but know this would slow me down. But would RAID 5 using 5 drives kill any slowdown of speed?
Now if I convert over to Serial and get 5 WD740 drives and RAID them to 0 or 5, will that be faster than my SCSI array. One thing I have noticed in SCSI is that unlike IDE, you can read off more than 1 drive at a time on a chain.
Now, I read what u naysayers said about using RAID as a bootup device..but apart from having a RAID 0 failure, won't this be the fastest bootime ever? I would love to get some sort of Ram Drive boot, but the only company i saw making something like that went out of business and they were never able to make it bootable. I would love to get something like this: http://www.go-l.com/desktops/machl38/features/index.htm "PuRam™ Technology featured personal computer configurable WITHOUT a System Hard Drive with all operating system and program files permanently sitting a on a Flash RamDisk. It operates at the speed of the maximum available memory bandwidth up to 8.0GB/s and is capable of over 150,000 I/O requests per second, with an average of 0.0% CPU utilization. No Hard Disk design, not even 15.000RPM SCSI devices in multiple RAID cofigurations can come close to providing a fraction of the real-world performance of PuRam™ Technology. But I heard this company is bogus. Any thoughts? If u had $15,000 to build the ultimate PC, what kind of setup would you have. Many thanks for any info or thoughts.