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Nvidia 780i, Raid 1 or Raid 5 for 2 TB storage?

bud951

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#1
I am using raid 5 currently with 3 older 200gb seagates and I need to increase my space to at least 1.5 to 2 terabytes. I am using my onboard Nvidia raid for bootup raid 0 and storage raid 5. Raid 5 is a bit slow I know unless I spend $300 plus on a controller card which I may in the future. For now, should I go with 2 large drives in raid 1 or just go with 3 in raid 5 and upgrade the controller card later? Is there an advantage with raid 5 over raid 1 with the onboard Nvidia controller? Thanks in advance.
 

bud951

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Location
San Antonio, TX
System Name Making Love
Processor Intel SandyBridge 2600K
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7
Cooling Corsair H70 Liquid Cooler
Memory 8 GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator 1600
Video Card(s) Saphire Radeon 6970 2gb + XFX GeForce 8800GT 512mb Hybrid PhysX
Storage Crucial 128 GB SSD for os and games + WD 2TB for storage
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster T260 LCD 26"
Case Thermaltake Shark Mid Tower (plus Vasoline to make it all fit!)
Audio Device(s) Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 + Logitech Z-5500 Digital THX Speakers
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Software Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
#2
I was thinking of buying some drives tommorow. Just wondering if its better to go with raid 1 or 5 on my onboard Nvidia controller. Any thoughts? Thanks.