RAID 0 on a laptop is not IMNSHO. Laptops are, by their nature, more prone to bumping, jostling, dropping, etc., than desktops. To counteract this, 2.5" hard drives are designed to be more shock resistant than 3.5" drives, but they're not shock proof. Data recovery from a RAID 0 array is a bitch and a half at best. It sucks to have to keep your data split among two separate logical drives, but it sucks worse to lose all your stuff.
(former AID user ISO a cheap RAID 5 solution)
> I'm going with a Raid 0, because the maximum disk space available in each drive
> is 80Gigs (at this time....100Gig is backordered). So since the machine has TWO
> drive bays, choosing a second drive with another 80gigs and with a Raid 0
> configuration makes sense, since it'll give me a total of 160Gigs. You can NEVER
> have enough hard drive space.
True dat. 500 gigs just ain't what it used to be...
> And since this is replacing my desktop, that theory applies even further.
> I'm just a symptom of the moral decay that's gnawing at the heart of