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Hi. Can someone explain to me about all the possible RAIDS? ie, RAID0, RAID1,....etc. Thanks anyone.
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easiest way to describe it to you...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

lol =p
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easiest way to describe it to you...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

lol =p
Thanks...a bit confusing though
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Thanks...a bit confusing though
Easier with diagrams: http://www.acnc.com/raid.html

Basically, it is different methods of combining hard drives to improve performance and/or reliability. Each has a different pros, cons, and costs.
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Here's a simple explanation:

RAID 0: performance, higher chance of failure (1 disk fail = lose EVERYTHING)
RAID 1: data security
RAID 5: performance and data security (REQUIRES GOOD HARDWARE CARD, COSTS $300+)
RAID 10: performance w/ data security, wastes a lot of drives in doing so

Chances are you'll be using RAID 0 or 1 if you implement it, do NOT Use RAID 5 w/ an onboard controller, it'll tank your performance and use up a lot of your CPU.
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Here's a simple explanation:

RAID 0: performance, higher chance of failure (1 disk fail = lose EVERYTHING)
RAID 1: data security
RAID 5: performance and data security (REQUIRES GOOD HARDWARE CARD, COSTS $300+)
RAID 10: performance w/ data security, wastes a lot of drives in doing so

Chances are you'll be using RAID 0 or 1 if you implement it, do NOT Use RAID 5 w/ an onboard controller, it'll tank your performance and use up a lot of your CPU.
So, I can do RAID 0 with more than 2 drives? 3, 4, 5, 6....?
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Basically what raid is meant to do is either increase performance or increase data protection.

Raid0 - This array uses two alike drives and puts them together for better performance. An example would be my two 80gb Hitachi's. They perform about 1.5 times better together than alone. In this kind of array both capacities are added together.

Raid1 - This array mirrors data onto two drives. Performance would be that of about a regular drive. This is great for important files because if one fails you have another back-up on hand. In this config the capacity is the size of one drive.

Raid10 or Raid0+1 - This setup uses two raid0 array's and mirrors them. Its perfomance is inbetween raid0 and raid1. In this setup the capacity is that of one of the raid0's.

Raid5 - This array is kind of hard to explain, but each drive gets 2/6 of the data from each other drive. If one drive fails the data is split on two other drives. Its performance depends on your southbridge (IO operator). If you have a junky mobo it will eat up cpu operations, but with a good add-on card it can work really well.

JOBD - This stands for just a bunch of disks and thats exactally what it is. This setup allows you to mix and match any hard drive together to make one hard drive. This setup is the least recommended because it has poor performance and if one drive fails your basically screwed.

Hope all this info helps.

I would go with raid0, its the bestorz! : )
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JOBD - This stands for just a bunch of disks and thats exactally what it is. This setup allows you to mix and match any hard drive together to make one hard drive. This setup is the least recommended because it has poor performance and if one drive fails your basically screwed.

Hope all this info helps.

I would go with raid0, its the bestorz! : )
Hahaha...i like that one(as in it was a good laugh).....JOBD
Thanks!
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So, I can do RAID 0 with more than 2 drives? 3, 4, 5, 6....?
Yes you can use upto 4 Drives in a RAID0 array (maybe more). I was considering doing 4x 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 16MB Cache in RAID0. But i believe anything more than 2 drives can cause a lot of CPU Utilization.
 
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Yes you can use upto 4 Drives in a RAID0 array (maybe more). I was considering doing 4x 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 16MB Cache in RAID0. But i believe anything more than 2 drives can cause a lot of CPU Utilization.
CPU Utilization? Whats that? Sorry, still in the progress of learning.
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