I am looking at upgrading my storage soon and I'm unsure what option is best for my requirements.
My PC is mainly used for gaming and I need a storage solution that is going to give me the best possible performance for my budget (Â£200-300ish).
My motherboard (Asus A7N8X deluxe) has built in SATA but I think it's only ATA133 which I'm guessing would be a bottle neck for 150 drives. Would a ATA150 PCI controller provide better performance? Also, I'm not sure whether to get raid 0 or to go the single drive route. Also, I believe ATA300 SATA drives are now available, are these worth considering?
Storage space is not a major priority and anything 80Gb or above would be fine.
Athlon XP 3200+
1Gb OCZ platinum 3200 ram.
XFX 6800GT gfx card
Asus A7N8X deluxe mobo.
2 old SCSI HDD's running of an old Adaptec controller.
400W PSU (soon to be upgraded)
The option that looks the best to me so far is two 74Gb raptors in raid 0 running off a XFX Revo64 controller. Or maybe a single ATA300 drive running off the same controller.
What do you think would be best?