RAID 0 or Separate Paging Drive?

Citadel535

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I was thinking of getting another IBM 60GB 60GXP and put it in a RAID 0 array. However, I was thinking maybe I would be better off getting a 20GB drive with a good amount of cache and putting my paging file on it instead?

What do you guys think?

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John

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I think that's a waste of money & space, plus the performance difference would be negligible. Just stick a permanent swap on the array.
 

QTPie

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RAID 0 is not reliable, if anything happens to one drive, the whole array will go down.
The best way is getting more RAM (512MB or above), then force the system to load to the RAM instead of using swap file (you can search for this trick with Google), you can safely disable the swap file.
 

N11

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What are you guys doing that is so memory intensive?

I find myself to never be using anything more than 200 +-50 of my 512 when I'm most active with everything open and running, excel, access, several browsers, shell sessions, OE, ICQ, sonique, etc.