Originally posted by RockyZ
actually I might get them for a few of my HD's so I can get like a 1TB array. Oh I was wondering, which Raid was for different size drives? Not using that specific array for game, just backup my anime and stuff.
jbod in raid 0 or 0+1
but that is not good for performance, if you have random hdds, the whole arrray will slow down to the slowest drive in that array.
my advise, get all the same drives.
#1 raid 0 "striping" for performance, but if one drive goes, you lose everything.
#2 raid 5 "parity raid" for performance and data loss prevention, but requires 3 or more of the same hdd's, estimate to lose 1/3 to 1/4 availible space
#3 raid 1 "mirroring" ultimate loss prevention but you lose half the availible space
#4 raid 0+1 "mirrored stripe" a combo of 0 and 1, kinda a waste.
heres your TB, lol get it, it is worth it, i run 3 stripe sets, 2 raptors, 1st set 4 wd2500, 2nd set 4 wd2500, 2 TB man oh man