2 500GB Hard drives with RAID 0 vs 1 128GB SSD drives. Which on will be faster?

I just found out recently that the raid 0 thing with two hard drive can make performance go better...

How about a 2 WD 500GB internal hard drive with raid 0 vs 1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Which one will be faster? and is it a big difference or little or around the same?

(Only yes or no is needed)

Does the hard drive have to be the same for RAID 0?

After you raid it can you partition a C and D drive just in case something happens?

If you do Raid 0 it and one drive fails that mean you lose all/most your data?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    your SSD drive will be faster and a raid setup is dangerous to your data, hard drives fail and in the raid setup you describe you have 2 drives acting as one, so you have doubled the opportunity for data loss due to drive failure. in that raid setup when one drives fail, the data is gone from the raid array.

    the SSD drives get corruption over time and will need to be wiped or replaced, a good option is, load a hard drive with everything, load an SSD with the OS, select you boot device as the SSD, with this setup when the SSD starts to play up, boot from the hard drive, and wipe the SSD and give it a new setup.

    all of these technologies have their limitations

    Source(s): 20 years as a computer electronics technician in the US Air Force and aerospace industry
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes ,,,2 x 500gb in raid

    yes ,,,you will lose data if one fails

    no ....you cannot partition

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The SSD would be faster, but it would be pretty stupid to choose 128GB over 1TB just for a speed increase.

  • 1 decade ago

    i would prefer 500gb harddisk.

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