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Well … I am a bit disappointed seeing no reply from from a Tech forum. (My question certainly is tech related)
I guess people are too busy bashing each other and upload videos that doesn’t make much sense…
Write down specs for your system and then I can recommend you something, and if you are planning to buy then go for intel new chipset 68.
At the moment about your question if your target is to speed up your system then you should have to go to raid 0 and there should be two identical drives better, if you use 2 drives with diffrnt capacities like one is 250 gb and other 500 gb then it will result you in 500 gb assuming both are 250 gbs. In this case if one hdd is crashed, all your data is lost, so you have to take backup time to time as in case of a single drive.
And if you want to keep your data secure then you should go for raid 1, in this case its better to have same hdds ( who said only WD? Seagate is also an option though wd is better:P ) for example if you use two 500 gb’s hdds then it’ll show you 500 gb as one will keep image of your system sec by sec, so available disk space will be reduced to half of total, and if you use two different hdds like on one 250gb and other is 500 then disk space avlbl to you will be 250. But definitely it will slow down your system speed overall. Because all of your system has to work double this time, reading from both drives is easier but writing on 2 dirves is not an easy task. So be very careful while taking final decision.
And if you can afford then go for raid 5, using at least 3 identical hdd’s with both raid 0 and raid 1 features, it will boost up speed and also give you backup.