I'm a noob when it comes to hard drives. I'm about to build my second system and it will be used primarily for high end gaming. I currently have a 120 gig Maxtor in my two year old system.
#1: How would I check how much space I have left on my current hard drive? (the ultra noob question)
#2: I have never had more than one hard drive, what are the advantages / disadvantages of running two hard drives in a RAID format, and what is the difference between RAID1 and RAID0?
#3: Everyone talks about how fast the Western Digital Raptor HD's are. What's so great about them? and would 74 gigs be enough or is it too small? Most people say they run them in RAID setups.
#4: Does a faster hard drive affect performance in games? If not I think I will go with a Western Digital 250 gig.
#5:If the speed in games and programs is affected by the hard drive speed, could I link the two hard drives together that I linked here?
Sorry bout the load of questions,