Raid-0 help plz

By scooby
Jan 19, 2004
  1. i have a WD raptor atm, is very nice and fast but is limited by its small size of 37gig so ia going to get another 1 and set it up in raid 0 so the pc reads them as 1 drive. problem is my mate has told me that this will be a waste of time and you will not get any performance gains, yet i see alot of ppl are doing this? what dou you think? is it worth doing? i mainly use my pc for gaming. any comments welcom.
  2. Sprelligosi

    Sprelligosi TS Rookie

    raid 0

    If you just use your computer for games. And you do want maximum performance than raid 0 is a option for you.

    How ever if you have some important files that you have to store raid 0 isint the best choice.
  3. scooby

    scooby TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    do you mean that because if 1 hd goes down the other 1 does to? or is there another reason.if gains are minimal then i wont bother, but as i said it is for gaming so i dont know.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    In RAID0 when you lose one drive of the array you lose all data on the whole array. (Well, actually you lose only a part of the data, but what you will have left would be virtually useless scraps).
  5. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    No performance gains? He's an ***** then :p

    RAID 0 is far better than just your standard run of the mill ATA-100 controller on your mobo, thats for sure, but as Nodsu says... If 1 disk goes, *puff* so does the array... now 'Mirrored' stripes are something else!
  6. scooby

    scooby TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    but if they do give way i just gotta format again? right, if so i dont mind. you gotta take a few risks these days...................
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