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ok thats good. and how often does this happen?
post #22 of 33
If a drive dies, a drive dies. Running them in RAID won't increase the likelihood of one dying.
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post #23 of 33
Performance increase of RAID 0? A lot over a single drive
Chance of losing data? Doubles over one drive. However, this chance is still minuscule.
How to prevent it? You can't. Make sure everything is set up correctly and keep everything in good shape. It comes down to the HDD itself.

Bottom Line: Go with RAID 0. You want to be safe then you can do RAID 0+1 (you will need four drives but everything will be backed up).
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I've been running my RAID array for 8 months 24/7 with no problems. But I couldn't justify buying new drives over one really fast drive.
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post #25 of 33
I've been rocking a RAID0 array for almost 2 years now without a single error. Great performance boost
post #26 of 33
Instead of talking about how it could fail mroe often, why don't you just get an HDD that doesn't fail as often? It's just as likely one of your WD Caviar drives will fail whether or not it's in RAID. Get two from a respectable company, keep an external back up, and you'll be fine.
    
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post #27 of 33
almost double the performance, and I run my Raid 0 320 x 2 with a 320 gig backup.

Single SATA drive


Raid 0
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Instead of talking about how it could fail mroe often, why don't you just get an HDD that doesn't fail as often? It's just as likely one of your WD Caviar drives will fail whether or not it's in RAID. Get two from a respectable company, keep an external back up, and you'll be fine.
lol so your saying caviars are bad thats what i have
post #29 of 33
No, I was actually trying to say the opposite, lol. It came otu wrong, though.
    
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post #30 of 33
Western digital, seagate are top tier drives.

Hitachi, samsung and post-seagate-buyout maxtors are middle tier drives.

Pre-seagate-maxtors and IBMs are bottom tier drives.
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