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Best HD configuration RAID... ?

Poll Results: Best HD RAid config (given my drives, etc)

Poll expired: Apr 7, 2006  
  • 33% (3)
    Drive 0, Drive 1, Drive 2+3 (Raid 0)
  • 11% (1)
    Drive 0, Drive 1+2+3 (Raid 5)
  • 55% (5)
    Drive 0+1 (Raid 0) Drive 2+3 (Raid 0)
  • 0% (0)
    Other (please describe)
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
OK, using 4 drives on an A8n32 + x2 4800 ...

Currently have four disks:
- 2x10k rpm Raptors 74GB (just disks, no raid)
- 2x7200 Baracuda 300GB (raid 0)

However, I have another Baracuda to create a Radi 5 if I want.

Current config is:
- Drive 0 (Raptor) : OS and apps
- Drive 1 (Raptor) : Pagefile and games
- Drive 2+3 (Baracudas) : Storaga

But, would this make more sense:
- Drive 0 (Raptor) : OS and apps
- Drive 1+2+3 in Raid 5 (Baracudas) : Pagefile, games and storage

Or:
- Drive 0+1 in Raid 0 (Raptors) : OS and apps
- Drive 2+3 in Raid 0 (Baracudas) : Pagefile and games

(I have good backups, so faults are not an issue (daily incremental + weekly full)
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post #2 of 6
2 raptors in raid 0
and the other 2 just storage
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post #3 of 6
Out of the choices you had i chose 3, but if possable I would Raid 0 the raptors and Raid 5 3 baracuda drives.
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I only have 4 SATA hooks.
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post #5 of 6
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Vote damnit... LoL...

What is best performance and enjoyability option?
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post #6 of 6
Oh I say three for sure...
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