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Will partitioning a raid 0 -30 GB affect performance?

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Hello everyone,

I have two 150 gig WD raptors setup as raid 0. Since it sees it as one whole drive as 300 gigs, I now want to create a second partition for backup. Will this affect performance in anyway, or will I better off leaving it as one whole drive? Basically, I want 200 gigs as the bootble drive and 100 gigs as the backup drive.

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Klo
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It shouldn't affect performance at all
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Yeah, it'll be fine. I do that myself.

Although, I suggest that you don't use the RAID array for backing up important things. Just use it for mass (yet somewhat temporary) storage. Keep actual backups of "long term" data on a seperate drive, off the array. In RAID0, if one drive fails, you lose everything. And that wouldn't be a good backup, now would it?
    
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one would argue that having your first partition as your boot drive actually improves performance because the first partition is always on the outermost part of the disc, therefore faster disc speeds.

To repeat what was said above, try not to "back up" data with a RAID 0...they are more prone to failure than a single drive
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