Originally posted by HAVOC2k5
The only way I use RAID 0 is for Additional Storage. I wanted at least 500GIG's for various media files. But a 500GIG HDD is Over $300.
So I bought (2) 250 GIGers put hem in RAID 0, for $215.00
The following is quoted from a website I googled for a better description than I could provide of which levels of RAID mean what:
RAID Level 0 provides no redundancy. RAID Level 0 splits or stripes the data across drives, resulting in higher data throughput. Since no redundant information is stored, performance is very good, but the failure of any disk in the array results in complete data loss. Level 0 is only used to increase disk performance.
RAID Level 1 is usually referred to as mirroring. A Level 1 array provides redundancy by duplicating all the data from one drive on a second drive so that if either drive fails, no data is lost. This is a good entry-level redundant system. Most newer motherboards have this option built-in today using the Promise Technology IDE RAID chip. The downside to this is that the cost per megabyte of disk storage is twice that of a single drive as two drives are needed to store the same data.
Neither of these results in greater space than a single drive. I believe a few levels of RAID do, but not as much as simply connecting two drives without using RAID.
Feel free to check out that link or do a search for more info.