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Old 10-25-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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is it worth it to run a RAID 0, is the speed increse worth the risk of losing all your info if a drive goes bad?


I've read some stuff online that says it is, others say its not


I have 2 750gig Western Digital Caviar Black drives


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Old 10-25-2008, 01:52 AM   #2
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I think its worth it if you backup all you stuff on another hdd, just in case something happens to you raid array.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:02 AM   #3
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i dont think its worth it because i only use my computer to play games, and for games, a single HDD outperforms RAID0.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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From what I have read, there is actually very little to no speed increase in RAID 0. However, I have also read that there is a speed increase , but it is really only noticeable if you're into video editing. Beyond that it is useless. The only reason I cannot do it and find out for myself is because of monetary limitations and the fact that the computer I want to (and only one I would be able to) do it on is a family computer. Otherwise I would definitely try it and test it for myself, then give you some real results.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Forget RAID0, go with RAID1. Much more useful.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
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RAID 1? Give me a break, that's just plain mirroring. That's the slowest solution. RAID 0 is best for gaming and performance, as long as you backup your stuff. If you want redundancy, use RAID 5 with 3 HDDs. Can't go wrong with that, but still, make backups...HDDs are #1 failures of all times.
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RAID 0 definitely gives you a performance increase, but that also has some dependence on your CPU. That is unless you have a RAID card (not RAID controller, two different things).

I ran a RAID 0 setup a long time ago with a couple of 250GB drives and it was pretty zippy. I needed the extra space though.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #8
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RAID1 can be pretty useful. Plus, the OP hasn't even stated why he wants to run RAID. For him it could be better to go with the mirroring array.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:38 PM   #9
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Still, RAID 1 drains 50% of storage, while RAID 5, which has striping, you lose 33%, but they're in use for data restore. 3 HDDs, one fails, he replaces it, and then has the two other HDDs restore the missing bits for the data. Cool, but not to depend on.

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is it worth it to run a RAID 0, is the speed increse worth the risk of losing all your info if a drive goes bad?
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:46 PM   #10
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Right. He asked to see if RAID0 was worth it. But what exactly is he going to use it for? I was suggesting, that depending on what he likes to do a RAID1 could be worth it. Plus, I doubt he can fill up 1.5TB of information.
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