Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › defragmenting while in raid 0?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

defragmenting while in raid 0?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I was wondering, can u defragment a raid 0 array? Will it hurt performance if done? The reason i ask is becasue I have no idea what will happen while defraggin
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k @ 4.7hz MSI z370 gaming plus Asus GTX 1080 Strix EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series 2x640GB raid 0 (caviar blk) Corsair H110 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Gaming 24GM77-B Corsair Strafe RGB (mx silent) Corsair TX750w NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Corsair M65 pro Corsair Vengeance MM600 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k @ 4.7hz MSI z370 gaming plus Asus GTX 1080 Strix EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series 2x640GB raid 0 (caviar blk) Corsair H110 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Gaming 24GM77-B Corsair Strafe RGB (mx silent) Corsair TX750w NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Corsair M65 pro Corsair Vengeance MM600 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
Yes you can defrag a raid-0 drive/arrary as for performance not fragmented is better than fragmented since windows see's the drives as a single drive.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB i5 2500k gigabyte P67 GTX 480 4x2GB ddr 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 160gb drives drives raid 0 500gb storage dvd+rw Win 7 20.1" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP PC&C 750w silencer rocket fish dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB i5 2500k gigabyte P67 GTX 480 4x2GB ddr 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 160gb drives drives raid 0 500gb storage dvd+rw Win 7 20.1" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP PC&C 750w silencer rocket fish dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
If its hardware RAID, its fine.
2 OP pls nerf
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 16GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Philips SHP9500S Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
  hide details  
Reply
2 OP pls nerf
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 16GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Philips SHP9500S Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
2 different answers, can someone explain it to me?


I mean, i guess it's possible to defrag correctly in raid, i mean they can stick everything at the end of the partition and then write simeuoltaneously to both drives at the beginning again.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k @ 4.7hz MSI z370 gaming plus Asus GTX 1080 Strix EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series 2x640GB raid 0 (caviar blk) Corsair H110 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Gaming 24GM77-B Corsair Strafe RGB (mx silent) Corsair TX750w NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Corsair M65 pro Corsair Vengeance MM600 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k @ 4.7hz MSI z370 gaming plus Asus GTX 1080 Strix EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series 2x640GB raid 0 (caviar blk) Corsair H110 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Gaming 24GM77-B Corsair Strafe RGB (mx silent) Corsair TX750w NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Corsair M65 pro Corsair Vengeance MM600 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBD1986
2 different answers, can someone explain it to me?
Again, if its hardware RAID, you can defrag it with no problems.

If not, don't.
2 OP pls nerf
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 16GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Philips SHP9500S Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
  hide details  
Reply
2 OP pls nerf
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 16GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Philips SHP9500S Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
ok i did some research, and because of the way the raid controller works(stores a portion of data on one drive and a portion on the other) defragging will work correctly in raid 0. This is because it pulls both bits at the same time, whenever it writes and reads. Sorry pook, but the "trust me approach" doesn't do it for me lol.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k @ 4.7hz MSI z370 gaming plus Asus GTX 1080 Strix EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series 2x640GB raid 0 (caviar blk) Corsair H110 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Gaming 24GM77-B Corsair Strafe RGB (mx silent) Corsair TX750w NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Corsair M65 pro Corsair Vengeance MM600 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k @ 4.7hz MSI z370 gaming plus Asus GTX 1080 Strix EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series 2x640GB raid 0 (caviar blk) Corsair H110 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Gaming 24GM77-B Corsair Strafe RGB (mx silent) Corsair TX750w NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Corsair M65 pro Corsair Vengeance MM600 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Windows thinks that your RAID-0 array is just one big hard drive. So any software modification won't hurt it.
Omicron Lyrae
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE @3.6 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire HD5770 V2 OCZ 2x2GB Gold DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony Lightscribe DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC F22+ 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cherry Scissor Switch Flat Keyboard OCZ StealthXstream 600W Cooler Master Elite 334 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
Omicron Lyrae
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE @3.6 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire HD5770 V2 OCZ 2x2GB Gold DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony Lightscribe DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC F22+ 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cherry Scissor Switch Flat Keyboard OCZ StealthXstream 600W Cooler Master Elite 334 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Operating Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › defragmenting while in raid 0?