Originally Posted by GEKKACAMEO
My apologies if there is already a thread pertaining to this topic. I am on my way to work and wanted to ask about this before I forgot.
I am just wondering if people feel that the use of solid state hard drives will make raid obsolete or will it continue to be a great way to boost read/write times? It seems that raid would end up being too much work for a very little payoff but then again I do gang my ram (seems like the same thing...is it?).
RAM operates a little differently. The RAM controller can access the RAM banks simultaneously and not one bank by one. With RAID 0 the data is stripped across two drives. This is what gives you the increased read/write times in a stripped array.
RAID 0 is kind of a misnomer. AID 0
would be better because the array isn't Redundant
and only used when describing RAID(!)0. RAID is supposed to offer data redundancy and RAID 0 doesn't. In this respect alone SSD's will not/never replace RAID arrays. If you want some form of data protection then a RAID array, 1 or higher, will offer this form or protection.
RAID 0 or an SSD? I'd go with an SSD because the idea of RAID is data redundancy, not speed, therefore rendering RAID 0 almost pointless if it weren't for the fact that SSD's are still expensive and I really don't see the need for slightly quicker loading times at the expense of two drives and increased possibility of data loss.