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Alright, I have 2x 250gb seagate baracudas that I plan on putting in Raid 0.

While I was brainstorming today I thought it would be nice if I could add a third 500gb drive and do Raid 1 so that the 2 smaller drives are redundantly cloned onto the 500g drive.

Is this possible? Is that what Raid 0+1 is?, or am I just nuts. Relatively noob at RAID, never messed with it before.
    
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As far as I have understood about RAIDing, each drive must match each other.

Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but that's what I always have known and heard.

I know you can RAID 2 harddrives for RAID 0 and 1... and 4 harddrives for both RAID 0 and 1 combination... which I forgot what it is specifically called.
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Alright, I have 2x 250gb seagate baracudas that I plan on putting in Raid 0.

While I was brainstorming today I thought it would be nice if I could add a third 500gb drive and do Raid 1 so that the 2 smaller drives are redundantly cloned onto the 500g drive.

Is this possible? Is that what Raid 0+1 is?, or am I just nuts. Relatively noob at RAID, never messed with it before.
no that is not possible with hardware or software raid. that is creative though.
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If it would work, it would probably slow everything down. The RAID 0 HDDs would have to wait for the single one to finish writing.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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there's nothing out there right now that supports that kind of thing- what you could do though is run a raid 0 and use software to auto-backup every night or something.
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there's nothing out there right now that supports that kind of thing- what you could do though is run a raid 0 and use software to auto-backup every night or something.
Thats exactly what I am planning to do on my new build
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each drive needs to be matched. i think what you're trying to work with is raid5 where each HD clones itself on another, so that if one fails you can do a hotswap and the failed drive will repopulate.
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Well I mainly just wanted raid 0 but I figured if it was possible to keep a constant backup on a 3rd drive that'd be sweet.

Oh well thanks for the input guys.
    
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