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Subject: MATLAB and RAID
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:35:02 +0000 (UTC)
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I got a new Dell Precision T3400 Quad Core 2, with RAID technology
(two disks, 320 Gig each).    I can set it up as RAID-0, RAID-1, or just
use the second disk as a storage facility.  I would like to optimize speed
in MATLAB (primarily floating point computations).     What should I do?
Wikipedia tells me that RAID involves computations that could reduce my 
processing speed.  Would this offset the additional speed  offered by
RAID-0?   I am pretty much an ignoramus here.   Thanks for any advice.

Andre'