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How many drives can I have in RAID 0?
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I'm pretty new to raid, myself, but in my reading I think it depends on your controller. So maybe 4-6?
    
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I think 24 is the maximum. 2 is the minimum. Or it might depend on the controller.
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All dependant on controller. Minimum is 2 and it's not worth it when you go above 4 drives.
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All dependant on controller. Minimum is 2 and it's not worth it when you go above 4 drives.
why is that?
is there a raid that goes like this:
1 2 3 1
4 5 6 2
7 8 9 3
using four drives, one as a backup?
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Yeah thats RAID 5.
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why is that?
is there a raid that goes like this:
1 2 3 1
4 5 6 2
7 8 9 3
using four drives, one as a backup?
Backing up a raid array kills performance and also uses a lot of cpu cycles. Unless your data is REALLY important to you, stick with Raid0 for Sata.
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Backing up a raid array kills performance and also uses a lot of cpu cycles. Unless your data is REALLY important to you, stick with Raid0 for Sata.
what's the change that one of those drives go bad, and I loose everything?
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Backing up a raid array kills performance and also uses a lot of cpu cycles. Unless your data is REALLY important to you, stick with Raid0 for Sata.
This is only if you use parity (like in RAID 5 or 6). RAID 1 (mirroring) does not slow down performance...RAID info

RAID 10 is a hybrid between RAID 1 and RAID 0...it requires as least 4 drives and is just as fast as RAID 0, but you can lose any one drive (and up to two) and sill recover ALL data.
Capacity of RAID 10 is double whatever your smallest drive is (if you have 4 drives)...
if you have 6 drives it is triple whatever you smallest drive is (you can have as many drives as you want)

This IS the way to go if you want performance and security!
RAID 10 is what I will be installing in my next rig!

Just as a note, RAID 10 is basically the same as RAID 0+1
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Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
This is only if you use parity (like in RAID 5 or 6). RAID 1 (mirroring) does not slow down performance...RAID info

RAID 10 is a hybrid between RAID 1 and RAID 0...it requires as least 4 drives and is just as fast as RAID 0, but you can lose any one drive (and up to two) and sill recover ALL data.
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This IS the way to go if you want performance and security!
RAID 10 is what I will be installing in my next rig!

Just as a note, RAID 10 is basically the same as RAID 0+1
Not true. The data has to be written to both simultaneously and does affect performance.
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