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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by dralb View Post
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edit2: keep in mind, though: If you are using a mobo RAID controller, the only way to move the dirves to another mobo is if it has the same controller. this can be avoided if you use a 3rd party card, but that adds clutter IMO.
It also can cause a problem if your BIOS gets reset and you do not enable the RAID controller on your MoBo. I found this out the hard way (luckily it was RAID1, so I just lost the redundant drive, not the files themselves).

RAID 0- Adds disk space together
RAID 1- Disk space is size of smallest drive (or if the same size, no change in size).

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Originally Posted by Spitphire View Post
So it is agreed that with 2 160GB drives in raid 0 I will have 320GB of storage space?
More like 300gb actual space.
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
YES

I have RAID 0. I can gurantee it!
Cool thanks.
Sorry for the ignorance, Raid is very new to me.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Spitphire View Post
Cool thanks.
Sorry for the ignorance, Raid is very new to me.
I would recommend a 3rd HDD for backup.
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post #14 of 21
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So it is agreed that with 2 160GB drives in raid 0 I will have 320GB of storage space?
Yes, I also have been running RAID 0 for almost a year and half.

The only downside of RAID 0 is that your access times will increase and there is a higher probability of the array failing since both drives are looked upon as one from a software level. More drives = a higher probability of failure.

Good luck.
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post #15 of 21
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Yes, I also have been running RAID 0 for almost a year and half.

The only downside of RAID 0 is that your access times will increase and there is a higher probability of the array failing since both drives are looked upon as one from a software level. More drives = a higher probability of failure.

Good luck.
raid0 has a faster access time then a single drive. and aslong as you get some good drives you will not have to worry about them failing.
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
raid0 has a faster access time then a single drive. and aslong as you get some good drives you will not have to worry about them failing.
Your access times will increase while your avg. read and burst will increase as well.

You won't have faster access times, this I know for certain.
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post #17 of 21
yea my access times are like 15ms in raid...but my burst is like 330mbs with a 110mbs avg read with HD tach...and 2x160gb will give you 306gb of usable space since thats what i have...works great also..had HDs for about 2 years in Raid0 and no failures yet.
 
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post #18 of 21
those water coolers were pretty funny .
post #19 of 21
to make sure my thinking is correct, what exactly is the cluster array? is that just 2 hard drives side by side not splitting data without using the raid technology? for instance using the games/operating system on one drive seperately and using the 2nd for multimedia purposes without sharing and using raid? if that's the case, is it possible to have 2 hds mirror the data, and 1 dedicated strictly to non-mirroring data?
post #20 of 21
i'm guessing i'm correct in saying that a single non-sharing + 2 mirroring each other in raid would be called a cluster+raid1. how would you set that up? like have one ide and the other 2 on the raid1 outputs or what?
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