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Drive Configuration (OS/Apps vs Raid-0)

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Hi folks,

Basically I have got 2 74GB 16mb cache Raptor drives (plus a storage drive/s) and I'm not exactly sure the best drive configuration I should use.

I guess the 2 options I have been thinking about are;

1- Raid 0 on both the Raptors.. Use this for OS & Apps

2- one Raptor for OS & swap, one Raptor for Apps (& also swap?)

I am running Vista 32-bit, and primarily am just after the 'snappiest' desktop experience. Though game performance/(level loading) will be a plus.

What would you guys recommend? And why? :-)

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seperate drives, no raid 0

Thanks mate, but what about swap files? Should I have a swap on both drives or only one? Also should I have different block sizes i.e. large blocks on the OS and smaller on the Apps?

Cheers

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Put a PAGEFILE on your data disk for good measure as well. Windows is supposed to use the one that offers optimal performance at the moment.

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