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Raid 0

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fozzy, 1 Apr 2007.

  1. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    Just wondering if you can run raid 0 across 4 HDD's. I know you can make 2 HDD's into 1 virtual HDD through raid but can you make 4HDD's into one virtual Hdd?

    My reason for this is simply speed. I have 4 74gb Sata 2 Raptors and I figure why not? If I can get extra speed and have 250GB's of 1200mb's (theoretical) raid performance that would be awesome.
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    can you stripe 4 drives? yep
    will you get 1200mb/sec? nope
    will it be any faster than a single drive? maybe

    RAID0 can give you a speed boost, but it depends completely on how you're using the disks. What will you be storing on these drives?
     
  3. Axel

    Axel What's a Dremel?

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    you'll have very high failure rate.I hear ppl loosing data on raid 0 every year or so,4 drives in raid 0 would be worse.
     
  4. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    You'll only lose data if one drive fails.
    It increases the chances of losing data as any one of four disks can fail but if its only for a gaming machine or something and not long-term file storage, then who cares?

    I would do it just cos you have the disks so why not?
    Just don't store anything important on it. :)
     
  5. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    You can run 4 drives in RAID 0... but the more drives you add to a RAID 0 array, the greater the potential for disk failure - obviously, so it's not recommended... unless you have a very good backup routine in place!

    You might want to consider running a RAID 0 + 1, or RAID 5 array instead :idea:
     

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