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2HDD RAID vs 4HDD RAID

By x3duno
Jul 25, 2008
  1. Hello i have bought new PC and i need RAID 0 i want to buy 4 HDDs @ 250gb but i am not sure about performance, i mean i doubt RAID controller can support 500mB/s bandwith. Can anyone help me to chose 2xRAID 0(2x250gb) or 1xRAID 0(4x250gb)
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,956   +587

    raid-0 can be a disaster without a good backup plan.

    If at all possible, go with a raid 10; thats a Mirror over a set of Stripes.
    At least you get a chance to react without the immediate disaster of a full system restore.
     
  3. x3duno

    x3duno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i had RAID 0 on my old PC but i worry about system crash with 4 hdds plugged and will raid 10 boost performance like raid 0?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,956   +587

  5. x3duno

    x3duno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks jobeard :) nice links and i made final decision - 4x500gb RAID0
     
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