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Over the summer I think I am going to try doing this. I already have one wd 250gig 8mb cache drive, and I am just going to work my way up to 4. Or I was thinking about starting to buy the 16mb version of the drive and possibly raiding two for the start. Would this be a good idea, would I run into any problems?
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post #2 of 14
I'm still a firm believer in 2 smaller RAID0 drives for the root!
If you want fast, check out the Raptor 150G 16meg units.
http://www.westerndigital.com/en/pro...89&Language=en
    
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Although it is best in my opinion when the disks are identical, I don't see why it won't work. I guess it depends how sensitive your SATA controller is. You know when you have two as RAID0 and you add the 3rd and 4th, you have to start from scratch...
    
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That would just work out under a terrabyte. Raid 0 is dangerous especially if that was a full system of data. Raid 5 would be the go as you can loose a hard disk and still be functional and have no loss at all, you can then find the problem hard disk and replace it. I run a raid 5 server with 4 x 250 gig WD drives and it is safe and apart form the noise it is the go
The raid 5 controller I am using is a Fastrak sx4100 and the drives are in a hot swappable "super swap 4100". The super swap is where the noise is as it is cooled on its own with 2 small fans. I say go raid 5 as it is safe and you still get very good speed indeed
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post #5 of 14
RAID-0 4x HDD's great Performance ... just back up your data.

Drives should be identical to ensure stability and best overall performance.
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post #6 of 14
If he fills them up... that's a lot of data to backup!!
    
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post #7 of 14
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what is raid 5?
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post #8 of 14
Check here:
http://www.acnc.com/04_01_05.html

All RAID types are explained here. Normally, MoBo's only support Raid 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD, and sometimes 5. (JBOD = Just a Bunch Of Disks)
    
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post #9 of 14
Does raid really help I heard and see on alot of reviews that it give;s like 10% boost?
    
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post #10 of 14
As far I know.. performance gains are significant when dealing with large file transfers (loading that game from your hard drive...)

However, there is a slight performance loss when dealing with small files
    
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