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RAID 0 with 2 64GB and 2 128GB

post #1 of 7
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Wasn't sure how to title this.

Basically I have 2 64GB drives and two 128GB's.

I want to combine the two 64GB into an array that can be used with the other two 128's in a RAID 0

I already tried to RAID 0 the 64GB's then try and include an array within an array, but it wouldn't let me.

Any way around this?
post #2 of 7
Possibly do hardware raid with the 64GB drives, then do software RAID with all the other drives and the hardware RAID 0 array. Otherwise idk.
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What drives are they? Are they similar speed? I'm just thinking if they're similar speed you'd make a raid0 which is twice as fast, then raid0 that with single drives which will slow it's speed by half. Can you make a JBOD and raid0 that?
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JBOD? Not sure how to set that up, not much in the wiki.

They are all SSD's, the 64GB's are a little older, but I figured if they were slower having 3 drives instead of 2 in a raid 0 would make up for it.
post #5 of 7
Yeah, they might be called Spanned Volumes these days redface.gif, but it's a number of drives presented to the OS as one large one. I've never tried an array inside an array, seems risky smile.gif
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post #6 of 7
Does your controller do nested levels? What controller are you using, or are you using onboard?

If you are using your motherboard's onboard RAID then you should just create one RAID 0 array with all four discs. If you want a large 4 disc RAID 0 array.
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post #7 of 7
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I tried that, but then it only came to go ~240GB, when it should be ~360GB.


I think I'll just leave it as two separate arrays then. I was just using the onboard controller, and it didn't seem to have many options. Thanks for the help though!
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