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too bad

One thing that I miss about having raid is the temp sensors and SMART tests.
That's because the RAID controller doesn't give access to the physical drives by the OS and applications. The RAID controller creates one large RAID array that's recognized by the OS as the actual physical drive (but it isn't).
    
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That's because the RAID controller doesn't give access to the physical drives by the OS and applications. The RAID controller creates one large RAID array that's recognized by the OS as the actual physical drive (but it isn't).
I think you should still be able to see those with certain software. Doesn't the manufacturer's software usually allow this?
    
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I guess there's no real benefits of doing partition on a RAID-0 stripe since if one HDD fails, you lose all partition/data..
Edited by Cr4zYH3aD - 7/4/08 at 5:15pm
     
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I guess there's no real benefits of doing partition on a RAID-0 stripe since if one HDD fails, you lose all partition/data..
Same goes in case of a single drive. Drive fails, data gone.

Given that the failure rate of modern drives is very low now, it's your call whether do go RAID0 or not. The failure rate of a RAID0 array is of course alsmost double that of a single drive, but still very low.


If you're in the market for a new rig, get two smaller (250GB - 320GB) drives in RAID0 for OS/applications/daily use, and a larger drive (500GB - 320GB) for data/back-up
    
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yeah i think ill get 2x320 and get a 320 or 750 for backup

but who knows, if 320 get cheap enough, i might do RAID0+1. It copies your raid0 hdd right ? well it must be slower than a simple raid 0
     
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would I be able to dual boot with RAID 0 or RAID 5?
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would I be able to dual boot with RAID 0 or RAID 5?
yep. It'll work with dual boot.

However, Linux on a RAID array might be a tricky issue to say the least. I would not recommend it unless you're pretty experienced in Linux.
    
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post #28 of 30
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yep. It'll work with dual boot.

However, Linux on a RAID array might be a tricky issue to say the least. I would not recommend it unless you're pretty experienced in Linux.
yeah I want to dual boot xp 32 bit / vista 64 bit...

another question about RAID, how much flexibility can there be between the two drives? can I have a drive with an 8mb cache paired up with a drive that has a 32mb cache?
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post #29 of 30
but for example can u make ghost x250 gb drives in raid ,?
then when 1 fails u just replace drive then restore the image?
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Raid = SLI or Crossfire for hard discs.
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