RAID 1 - what improvement?

By detrunks
Sep 8, 2006
  1. Just a quick question on RAID 1. Will it improve loading times? For example, if it currently takes me a minute to load BFME2, will RAID 1 cut it down to 30 seconds?
    Any responses welcome!
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    RAID 1 is mirroring. That will not speed anything up. RAID 0 *can* help to speed things up but there's no fault tolerance.
  3. maxbb1

    maxbb1 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    acutlaly, yes you will find SOME increase in speed, however it won't be near as good as raid 0... (you'll still be able to notice though) (in theory)
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    As far as I've always known that SOME increase you might see would be a negative value.
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    if you have the $$ you COULD go with raid 0,1 with 4hdd's 2 mirroring 2 stripping (0)
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    RAID1 will give you the same performance increase for reads as RAID0 so yes, load times should improve. Writes will be just as slow as with a single drive.

    This is assuming real RAID. Nothing is certain when you have fakeraid that depend on your OS, CPU and how much the driver writers were behind schedule.
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Get a 10 or 15k RPM HD and load times will be super fast.
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