Originally posted by King X13
for someone to raid 2 500 gig drives or whatever on a home pc makes no sense.
your read a write times arent increased?? you cant raid something and have it act faster then the drive can be.
EDIT** even in a RAID 5 we have recoverd ALL data from a loss of 2 drives, brought the 2 drives back to life and all data was recovered so it can be done for up to 2 drives going down.
so are you talking about raid 1 (mirror raid) or raid 0 (speed raid)
because raid 0 definately increases speed. as well as raid 5 (combined 1 and 0) which you obviously know about due to your last comment.
for those of you looking for an analogy for raid 0 here it is:
raid 0 is like saying the alphabet in a way. if you have 1 person saying it then it'll take them a while. if you have 2 people saying every other letter...it'll take less time. simple as that. more and more HD's and it goes faster and faster for read/write time.
but if one person messes up and stops saying the alphabet (failed drive) then the whole alphabet is messed up (all files lost.)