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I saw this Hub and i was wondering is you could use software to run raid 0 on the four flash drives
Edited by n00biE5200 - 11/30/09 at 9:39pm
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you would still be bottlenecked by the usb
 
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ok no hub 4 ports and 4 drives can it work

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Edited by n00biE5200 - 11/30/09 at 9:31pm
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You can do lots of things if you try.... the question is: "Why"?

USB raid-0 is just a pointless waste of time.
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is there a program
i transfer a big files from computer to computer with flash and i want it faster
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is there a program
i transfer a big files from computer to computer with flash and i want it faster
Firewire would be better.
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post #7 of 12
Disregard.

Windows Software RAID might work. Just plug four drives in and see if you can create a new dynamic volume for them all. I have no idea if this will be recognized if plugged into a different machine.
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post #8 of 12
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is there a program
Do the USB drives show up under disk management?
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Aren't the USB ports feeding off of one bus, not many. So the 480 Mbit/s is given where needed, and if one device is using x amount of bandwidth, it will subtract that from the 480 Mbit/s slow everything else down. Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but I don't see a reason for this at all.

Even if you wanted to use it to combine the space and make one super-usb drive...you would still need to have all 4 plugged in. And you would need to set up the RAID on every computer you want to use the drives on, if that would even still work without erasing the data. And God know what would happen if you put them in different ports or in a different order each time you transported something.

This doesn't sound feasible.
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Disregard.

Windows Software RAID might work. Just plug four drives in and see if you can create a new dynamic volume for them all. I have no idea if this will be recognized if plugged into a different machine.
USB drives are not supported as conversion to Dynamic Disks. The options is either unavailable or grayed out if you select USB drives.

Or Firewire drives for that matter.

Even eSATA on a shared-bus configuration can't be upgraded to dynamic.
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