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    RAID 0 or no

    So I should be getting my new HDD in in the next day or two seeing as how I could never get anything to work on it, and just replaced it. Now Im wondering if I should put both of my 500GB drives in RAID 0 and have just XP, or to leave them separate and just have XP and 7, one on each drive. The problem is, Im a little too cautious about the problem of one drive failing, and me loosing everything, as opposed to one drive failing and me just having to replace an OS. Im too poor to buy an external atm too.

    I will not be having a computer without XP on it. So if you are going to suggest some shit about RAID and 7, then fuck off.

    Any suggestions? So far I really dont have a big problem with read/write times on just one HDD, but everyone is always talking about how amazing RAID is.
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    Backup using the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
    Backup using the other.
    I do want to have 7 as an OS on my comp, and I had it in dual boot before the drive died. I just dont want to go without XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    I do want to have 7 as an OS on my comp, and I had it in dual boot before the drive died. I just dont want to go without XP.
    use xp, and use win 7 as a backup for your xp stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf View Post


    use xp, and use win 7 as a backup for your xp stuff.
    So go back in dual boot mode like I had it before -.- And I used XP as my back up because I knew it was more stable and wouldnt crash (at least as much).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyme View Post
    Get an xbox?
    You retarded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    You retarded?
    Yeah actually I am. I lost you the first sentence of your thread.

    Just saying, Xbox is good for gaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyme View Post


    Yeah actually I am. I lost you the first sentence of your thread.

    Just saying, Xbox is good for gaming.
    If you could kindly leave this thread it would be appreciated. It appears that you have no idea what you are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    If you could kindly leave this thread it would be appreciated. It appears that you have no idea what you are talking about.
    I feel so ashamed... I'll leave just for you though
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    It really depends on what you want to do. If you are really wanting to have a backup, then RAID isn't for you. But if you want faster read/write times, RAID would come in handy. But the down side would be that if one drive dies, the whole pc is gone to shit unless you reinstall the OS. Imho, just go with seperate OS's on each drive. It will make recovering from crashes less of a hassle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xX-RISE-Xx View Post
    It really depends on what you want to do. If you are really wanting to have a backup, then RAID isn't for you. But if you want faster read/write times, RAID would come in handy. But the down side would be that if one drive dies, the whole pc is gone to shit unless you reinstall the OS. Imho, just go with seperate OS's on each drive. It will make recovering from crashes less of a hassle.
    I was really more curious on how much of a boost it gives. Because if its a lot then I might buy a separate drive and RAID the 7 one, and keep the XP one to itself for a backup OS in case 7 goes to shit.
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    Do separate.

    My setup - Dual-boot Vista and XP, on diff drives.
    Vista : 2TB HDD, massive amounts of shit.
    XP : 32 gig tiny-but-ultra-rape-fast SSD

    I have over 9000 games on vista, I torrent pretty much every game that comes out. I use it for gaming and everything, with DX 11 and all that shit, and I'm planning on upgrading it to 7 ultimate when I can afford it. Problem is, all that shit means like 15 minute boot time And I can't back it up since it takes a freaking month.
    XP I use for browsing, music, GFX, etc. It's ridiculously fast, boots up in like 4 seconds. I back it up every week.

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    get a tablet