I'm in the process of building a new PC including Intel D975XbX mobo, Intel Pentium D950 CPU, 2GB RAM, 3 x 250GB Samsung SpinPoint SATA II HDDs and Pioneer DVR-A11XL DL DVD Burner on which I'll be running Windows XP Pro and Adobe Production Studio Premium.
I had originally intended running two of the HDDs as RAID-0 and using the third HDD for backup, however, from a number of recent articles I've read, there would seem to be no 'real world' benefit (See [URL="http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2101&p=1"]).
I'm now considering setting up a 20GB partition on the first HDD for XP and applications, the second HDD for data, video,audio, etc and using the third HDD for backup including image copies of the 20GB partition. I'll use the remainder of the first drive for storage of archival data.
Any comments re RAID-0 or my proposed setup would be most welcome.