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Use disk management tool in windows to divide the 1tb into 2 equal partitions, then add the two partitions into a new raid array.
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Here is a single f3 and then 2 f3's in raid 0. And i will even through in a ssd vs the 2 f3's in raid 0 also.


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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Grab another drive and raid 0 it then. Should see about double the performance out of it then. Is it a F3 drive as i can post benchmarks with a single and two in raid 0
Please? Im interested.
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Split the 1TB into 2 partitions and software Raid!
....why?

No performance gain... No redundancy.


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Grab another drive and raid 0 it then. Should see about double the performance out of it then. Is it a F3 drive as i can post benchmarks with a single and two in raid 0
RAID0 really improves sequential performance but not random.
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....why?

No performance gain... No redundancy.



RAID0 really improves sequential performance but not random.
Really...I did this a while back with my 1TB and it seemed to extract rar files faster...maybe it was just my imagination. Raid 0 that is.
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Really...I did this a while back with my 1TB and it seemed to extract rar files faster...maybe it was just my imagination. Raid 0 that is.
Placebo effect. If anything it would be slower, not faster as the heads would have to move further to access the data than it would if you had a single partition and no raid.
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Placebo effect. If anything it would be slower, not faster as the heads would have to move further to access the data than it would if you had a single partition and no raid.
true. I thought about it after I posted that. I think I might have software raid 2 separate 500 gig drives.
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post #18 of 28
What about software Raid on an Single SSD with 2 partitions?
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Here is a single f3 and then 2 f3's in raid 0. And i will even through in a ssd vs the 2 f3's in raid 0 also.
yea but if im buying two f3 i might as well get another SSD right?
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post #20 of 28
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What about software Raid on an Single SSD with 2 partitions?
Still wouldn't do a darn thing to improve performance. It wouldn't suffer as big of a performance hit as it would with a mechanical hard drive, but it would still have a slight hit just because of the additional work involved.
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