How fast is raid?

CrysisComa

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I understand theres different raid configurations (1, 0) etc. I plan to configure whichever increases boot times.

I have the opportunity to grab a cheap Seagate 750gb HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445

in addition to the one i already have.

Just how much will performance increase in terms of boot times?

right now my 250gb takes over 2 minutes to boot, and its starting to frustrate me. Any idea just how fast raid is? is it worth it?
 

tokencode

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If you're interested in fast boot times, I would save money for an SSD.

To answer your question, if both disks performed equally, RAID0 would approximately double your throughput which will translate into less than a 50% reduction in boot time (probably more like 25-35% because not all of your boottime is due to drive access).
 

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