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Old 07-03-2005, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently got a 80 gig SATA hdd to add on to another one i had already. i was wondering if putting them in raid 0 was a good idea. i also have heard of raid 5, and was wondering what that was and is it better than raid 0? thanks for the help
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure RAID-0 is good. It should give you better performance, overall. I would go for it if you can spare the extra 80GB of space.

RAID-1 is good if you need some redundancy.

As for RAID-5, you need 3 hard drives.
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what does raid 5 do??
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Have a look here for all of your RAID needs:
http://www.acnc.com/raid.html

Its a really cool site, thats easy to understand.
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Raid 5 is another form of redundancy. Less secure than Raid 1, but not as space inefficient.

Raid 1 = ALL but one of the drives can fail, and ur data is still secure.
Raid 5 = Only ONE drive can fail. More than one, and u are screwed.
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In Raid 0, are you able to use both drives. Will I have the full 320 GB if I did a 160 X2?
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Yup!.. That's the idea. Of course, the name "Raid 0" is somewhat of a paradox - considering it doesn't provide any redundancy..

Raid 0 allows u to interleave content over multiple drives. Ideally, given some requests, all drives will be involved in handling them.. Due to this parallism, it is hoped that the speed would be faster than if one drive did all the work.
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It is well worth putting the drives in raid0 imo, it does provide a nice speed boost, if your willing to take the risk that is. What might be wise is not using it to save ur all important document and pictures etc.
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