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RAID-0 in a Macbook Pro

As a huge laptop fan, the one thing that frustrates me is that even with a high-end 7200 RPM hard drive, everyday laptop performance is abysmal compared to a desktop with a fast disk. And having used a RAID-0 desktop, I’ve seen first-hand that there are huge real-world performance gains. If a proper backup is maintained (and that’s a big “if”), there’s no reason not to.

Maybe I should get one of these… but to match my MacBook’s 100 GB 7200 RPM drive, they want almost $400! The bare drive is only $109 at Newegg. Ouch.