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Windows 7: Raid type advice required and where to install OS? seperate dr

18 Feb 2011   #11
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Windows 7 Ult. x64


It sounds like you are sorted. but for future reference:

- In my experience, and it would seem others too from the many threads here, installing Windows 7 to a RAID array is pretty problematical - I gave up after several BSOD's, and opted for a SSD and have never looked back.

- I have my data drive configured as RAID0 and achieve phenomenal write speeds. I also have my games installed to that drive and can confidently say that I have NOT noticed any real-world benefit in access when compared to installation to a single drive, for the games.

- For data redundancy, RAID5 is certainly the way to go, but with the advent of cheap external USB drives I think this is a far better, and certainly cheaper, option for data backup. RAID5 is only really useful in large dataserver/database environments.


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