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RAID 0 question

By Joe7dust
Mar 19, 2008
  1. mini question:
    Raid 0 means in parrallel for half the space but twice the speed right?

    My WD 250GB that I got from walmart for 60$ about 6 months ago has been occasionally making some bizarre sounds. (ya get what you pay for right?) So far, just touching and moving it a bit solves the problem but I'm concerned it may fail soon so I want to backup my data.

    real question:
    If I get a 2nd one of these drives and set it up in Raid 0 so that I get better performance and one of them fails, will I be able to recover everything from the 2nd drive by loading it with a new HD or by itself?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    RAID 0 stripes data across several disks. This results in very good read and write performance. However, failure of any 1 drive will lead to data loss

    That may answer all your questions.

    ie You may contemplate going to Raid 1 or above.

    Some Googling (answers) to do I feel
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,958   +587

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