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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
Be aware if you have RAID 0 on two 160gb hard drives, the total space available would only be 160gb, not 320gb.
That's not right. With RAID 0 you do get all of the space. If you put two 160 GB drives in RAID 0 you would be able to use all 320 GB. It's with redundant levels of RAID such as RAID 1 that you only get part of the space. With RAID 1 you would only get 160 GB with two 160 GB drives.

RAID 0 (160 GB x2)
Full capacity (320 GB)
Greatly improved performance
Higher chance of data loss (if one drive fails you lose everything)

RAID 1 (160 GB x2)
Half capacity (160 GB)
No performance increase
Very low chance of data loss (if one drive fails you still have all your data untouched on the other drive)
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post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by Delk View Post
That's not right. With RAID 0 you do get all of the space. If you put two 160 GB drives in RAID 0 you would be able to use all 320 GB. It's with redundant levels of RAID such as RAID 1 that you only get part of the space. With RAID 1 you would only get 160 GB with two 160 GB drives.

RAID 0 (160 GB x2)
Full capacity (320 GB)
Greatly improved performance
Higher chance of data loss (if one drive fails you lose everything)

RAID 1 (160 GB x2)
Half capacity (160 GB)
No performance increase
Very low chance of data loss (if one drive fails you still have all your data untouched on the other drive)
Oh, I'm sorry. My brain is turning into a sloppy mush lately. Thanks for covering my arse on that one . Why was I thinking about redundancy? Anyway, now I've thought about it he is definately right.
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hmm you both have different answers. coffeejunky is telling me that if i get two 250GB for example it will be 250GB but mrbond is saing that if i get 2 250GB itll be 500GB. whos right?
post #14 of 31
I have a question (not entirely off-topic). I have two HDDs, one for XP, and one for Vista, set up in dual boot configuration.

Is it possible to do RAID on a dual boot system? How would that work, there would be two partitions spread out across both HDDs? Sounds complicated/impossible.
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post #15 of 31
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I have a question (not entirely off-topic). I have two HDDs, one for XP, and one for Vista, set up in dual boot configuration.

Is it possible to do RAID on a dual boot system? How would that work, there would be two partitions spread out across both HDDs? Sounds complicated/impossible.
I dont know if there is a way. Thats getting risky.
I run Vista on my raid and then ubuntu on an old 80gb hard drive.

Theres really no reason to run XP any more. Vistas problems (most of them) have been fixed.

To clarify:
Raid0 = stripe (will extend drive space; 2x250gb=500gb of space)
Raid1=redundancy (will mirror hard drive for security; 2x250gb=250gb of space)
Edited by mortimersnerd - 6/1/08 at 4:59pm
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I thought RAID 0 was the space of 1 disk, but twice the performance??
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Theres really no reason to run XP any more. Vistas problems (most of them) have been fixed.
Well, I put XP on before SP1 came out for Vista, but even now I still use XP, just for gaming. XP is much, much better for gaming. I can max out all of the games in my library on XP, not Vista.

Its unfortunate that there isn't some way that Vista could have a "game mode" where the gpu/cpu wasn't stressed out from the OS itself and devote more of its power to the game at hand.

XP is less robust, but also more lightweight so that it can give the system's power to the game.
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post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by C2H6O View Post
I have a question (not entirely off-topic). I have two HDDs, one for XP, and one for Vista, set up in dual boot configuration.

Is it possible to do RAID on a dual boot system? How would that work, there would be two partitions spread out across both HDDs? Sounds complicated/impossible.
That's entirely possible. When you set up RAID 0, it treats both hard drives like they are one disk. So all you would have to do is partition part of the array just like you would for a single drive and it would work with increased performance.

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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
I thought RAID 0 was the space of 1 disk, but twice the performance??
Nope. RAID 0 gets the space of both disks and (almost) twice the performance. It does have double (when using two drives) chance of complete/partial data loss though.
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post #19 of 31
I see no one has mentioned the advantage of unzipping HUGE game downloads ect.
I find it quicker unzipping from 1 HDD (physical not partition) to another hdd
Its great having really quick RAID0 ect, but why have it all chugging backward/forward to unzip a file when yas can just power(jeremy clarkson mode) throo it in one hit!
have a little 40gb hanging on somehwere just for scratch purposes!
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post #20 of 31
Man there is some serious mix info here, RAID 0(stripping) FTW!
you get the space of 2 drives, and the double speed!
Only problem is if 1 drive goes, everything is lost.

Oh, and you can run seperate partitions on a raid 0 too.
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