For my new build, I have decided to buy 2x250GB WD Caviars. I think I want to use a RAID array, but I need some clarification on a few things.
When you are using RAID 0, is there a performance gain, or is it just joining 2 drives into 1 big drive?
For my purposes, I don't think RAID 1 is practical, I'd rather have the storage than that extra performance, but does anyone know how significant the performance gain is?
My plan is to buy parts while deals pop up, and this 250GB Caviar is only $75 right now. The thing is, I'd like to be able to use it right away with my current build. I'm using an IDE hard drive right now, but can I also add in the SATA drive? I think my motherboard has the ports. What I'd really like to do is put Vista RC2 or OSX on this second drive just to test it out so I don't have to fear for the data on my current drive.
Are these the SATA motherboard connecters?