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Hard Drive Configuration?

Question asked by Rick Donnellon on Oct 4, 2007
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2007 by Anthony Murschel

We are looking at purchasing a new work station with thefollowing specs.


Duel Core Intel Xeon (3.00GHz, 4MB L2, 1333)

XP x64

8GB, DDR2 SDRAM FBD Memory, 667MHz, ECC (2 DIMMS)

768MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX 4600, Dual DVI or Dual VGA orDVI + VGA

Two 80GB SATA, 10K RPM Hard Drives with 16MB DataBurstCachetm

C4 All SATA drives, RAID 0, 2 drive total configuration


My question is the hard drive configuration. I've read youshould have your OS and program files on a separate drive. I'vealso read the swap file should be on a drive of its own. Can raidbe configured to stripe two hard drive while running a driveseparate for the OS and program files and run a fourth for the swapfile?  


What I'm really is what is the optimal hard driveconfiguration?