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jchurchwell December 12th, 2008 04:57 AM

Raid 0
 
How many drives can you put together in raid 0? 2, 3, 4, 6 ??? Does it have to be an even #? Thanks!

MaDef December 12th, 2008 06:25 AM

Not sure, You need at least 2 disks for a raid 0 array to operate like it should, after that it shouldn't matter, nor do you have to have an even # of drives. Just remember, the more drives in the array, the higher chance of a failure. western digital says the raptor drives are good for 1.2 million hours, So my 2x raptor array should last about half that or 57 years. ;)

jchurchwell December 13th, 2008 05:25 AM

So are you saying I can use 3 or 4 of the same drive and they will show up as one, just like the 2 I have Raid 0 now?

MaDef December 13th, 2008 03:08 PM

You can, and they will. You can even use different sized disks, but the caveat is that the raid will be limited by the size of the smallest disk. for example if you use an 80gig and 2 100gig drives it will show up as 240gig rather than 280gig.

jchurchwell December 13th, 2008 06:43 PM

Thanks for that info!!! I'm thinking of putting 4 74G Raptors in Raid 0. What do you think? Would it be better to make it 2 + 2 instead of all 4 together? Thanks again!

MaDef December 14th, 2008 03:57 AM

I couldn't say for certain, and I don't know if you would 'see' a performance boost outside of benchmarking the system. Theoretically you should see a boost in a 4 disk vs 2 disk array.


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