Originally Posted by freestyler105
The point of RAID 0 is increased performance. RAID 0 is striped, so it can read and write to 2 disks at once, making it theoretically twice as fast. Obviously, it's not really twice as fast in reality, but there is a pretty good speed increase. The main disadvantage is that if one drive fails, you lose all your data.
The other main type of RAID is RAID 1. This is mirrored (both hard drives have the same data). As you can probably guess, you have increased read speeds, but decreased write speeds this way. The main advantage to RAID 1 is that if one drive fails, you have a backup of all your data on the other drive.
I know what the different types are. But thanks for pointing out the performance point.
And this isn't really a 'normal' home use: I'm using my rig mainly for gaming on Windows, but a lot of my time will be normal use on Linux. I've always wanted to configure my computer in a RAID fashion, but now that I can, the drawbacks are coming into light -- such as Linux compatibility.
Might as well post the question here then: Will Linux support my motherboard's RAID controller (ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP)? It uses Intel P35 / ICH9R. I've tried searching Google, but I don't know how to word my search, so...
Also, will the performance increase be noticeable? I have 2GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz, and two Hitachi Deskstar's. =)