Redundant Array of Independent Drives or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives also known as RAID is a way to create a sub-storage system comprising several individual discs. RAID-0(also know as striping) is the level of RAID technique used to improve read performance. Over this configuration the ...

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Preparing 2-disks in raid0 with luks encryption

I'm trying to setup my new system and I would like to have it working with 2 hdd's in (soft)raid0 striping mode together with luks full disc encryption. I'm having problems getting this to work and ...
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raid0 with operating system from single drive

I just bought the msi ghost 003 laptop, which supports raid0 with with two drives. It came with a customized windows 8.1 operating system preinstalled. The problem is that its installed on a single ...
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Restore RAID 0 storage volume after Windows 7 re-install?

I have a RAID 0 storage volume in Windows 7 with 3 disks and I want to re-install Windows to the OS drive. If I do this, will Windows recognize the previous RAID array and configure appropriately? ...
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Failed Software RAID0 on Linux - Attempting to recover data

I have a two disk RAID0 software raid (not hardware raid) that is reported to have failed during boot and my OS won't start. Using a Live CD, I get the following output : sudo mdadm -E /dev/sdc1 ...
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Bitlocker with 2 SSDs in RAID 0 - Does TRIM function?

I've found that in Windows 7 and 8 if you have one of the newer versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology the TRIM command is passed to SSDs in a RAID configuration (see here for example ...
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RAID 0 Volatile Volume Cache Mode configuration

I discovered that in IRST there is an option to set a cache mode for my 3 ssd raid 0 array. I've read the documentation by Intel and have some questions: Are there any overall benefits/risks from ...
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Windows 8 shows “dynamic invalid” for a two-drive spanned set; how to access my data?

I have a failed computer (win7) that had 4 2tb drives that I spanned to one logical drive. It is not my os drive, just a data drive. I have since tried to move the drives to a new computer (win8) and ...
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How to detect RAID 0 from Ubuntu Live CD?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a server with RAID 0 configuration. The server has many user accounts and the users have a lot of data in the server. The server has been crashed due to removal of ...
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gdisk doesn't recognize RAID0 disk as size of whole array?

I put in two Samsung 840s at 256GB and RAID-ed them together and installed Windows 8. I'm having trouble using gdisk to get ready to install Linux. gdisk sees the array, /dev/sda0, as a whole ...
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Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one disk is not cleen?

I'm using win 7.Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one is not cleen? I have 2 same hdd disks, one of them cleen and one with data. I want to build RAID0 or RAID1 (on the fly) ...
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Do i need a motherboard that supports raid to use a raid controller?

I want to setup a raid 0 to run windows on. Because windows will not run on a dynamic disk, I want to use a pci express raid controller to be able to install the os on it... But i have a few ...
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How do I expand C: drive

My C: drive was getting pretty full and wanted to expand it with another SSD. I've tried to setup RAID-0 for the two SSD's. But that didn't really go as plan (don't know what went wrong, but I ...
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How to implement FIFO functionality in RAID HDD

Can anyone please advice me on how to implement a FIFO functionality on a RAID 0 HDD. I want the old files to be over written after the space of the HDD is zero, so that the RAID acts like an infinite ...
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Is it possible to operate two RAID-0s alternately?

I have a software RAID-0 (two hdds) on a WIN7 machine that holds all footage of a video project. If I remove and store these drives and install two new drives as RAID-0 for another project, will I be ...
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What happens to a RAID 0 array if some of the constituent drives are unavailable?

If I have three drives in a RAID 0 array containing a file system, and I happen to disconnect two of the drives, then what would I see on the only connected drive? Would I see nothing? Would I get an ...
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Read MBR from Hard disk image file (.img)

I have created two image files (.img) of my two Hard disks which were RAID0. Now I need to copy MBR bytes from my image files in order copy them to mentioned hard disks, because I have re-created the ...
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RAID 0 partitioning for Linux installation

I have recently bought ASUS Zenbook UX32VD with 128Gb SSD, which seems to be RAID-0 made from two 64Gb SSD drives. It has Windows 8 preinstalled. I want to install Arch Linux on it, while keeping ...
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WD MBWE II (White Strip Light) 2TB - unable to access data

I have a WD MBWE II (White Strip Light) 2TB - (WD20000H2NC-00) Was working fine until a few days ago. I guess there was a power failure and after that I am unable to access the 'Public' or the ...
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Does anyone have experience recovering the files from a Promise NS4300 server disk?

I have a Promise NS4300 server which contains 285Gb of user files. The windows protocol died so we could no longer access the hard drive (1 drive, no RAID). The support suggestions from Promise didn't ...
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After a “successful” file recovery (with Restorer Ultimate Pro) no files can be opened [duplicate]

A few weeks ago I suddenly had trouble with my PC (Windows XP Prof), it didn't start and said "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I tried a lot of things to overcome this but ...
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AHCI / RAID / Asmedia Controller

I'm fairly new to modding/ tweaking but not so bad with computers; long story short I have an msi bix bang x-power ii mb in my workstation/ gaming system cross platform machine and I'm using all the ...
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Windows hangs when RST acceleration is enabled on my RAID0 array

If I enable Intel's SRT acceleration and use my SSD as cache on my OS drive (a RAID0 array), the system gets fast and snappy for a while. Everything works fine until all of sudden programs stop ...
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Is RAID 0 stripe size the amount placed on each disk? Or the total block size?

In RAID0 take a stripe size of 64k Is stripe size the amount placed on each disk? Disk A 64k (stripe size is 64k) Disk B 64k or Is the stripe size the total size of the block that is fed to the set ...
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HDD disk missing Using Raid controller (RAID 0 configuration)

OS : WIn XP [COEM(DSP)/x64], SP2 RAID Controller : Adaptec ASR-2045 RAID Configuration : RAID 0 CPU : Intel Xeon Processor E5620 2.4 GHz HDD : Hitachi 1 TB SATA3 7200RPM x5 I have 5 HDDS. My ...
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How to mount a software RAID0 array in CentOS without formatting

Recently my software RAID0 array had a SMART error and so I had to get 2 new drives to create another RAID0 to re-install CentOS 6. The 2 previous drives were saved; and re-inserted. But I don't know ...
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Does RAID 0 (striping) with two SSD hard disk make any sense?

I have a notebook (Dell M6500, 16GB Ram, I7-940M) with RAID controller (hardware raid controller). At the moment I have two SATA HDDs in RAID 0 (stripe) for best performance. I want to buy SSDs ...
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Reassemble Raid 0 without superblocks?

I had Ubuntu 10.04 running. I created a software raid 0 with 3 drives. Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 (actually a fresh install) and now I am facing a huge problem: I cant reassemble the raid, ...
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Raid 0 with Sata 3 and MSata SSDs

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, which has an MSata slot for MSata SSDs. The laptop came with a Seagate 5400 RPM 1TB HDD which I put in an external enclosure and installed an AData SP 900 Pro SSD ...
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Disk space and performance with Raid 0 and Raid 1 [duplicate]

I am buying a desktop from Dell, they have an option 2 x 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA Hard Drive with Raid 0. I Googled about Raid 0 and found that it provides best performance. But I am confused about ...
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TRIM for Raid0 SSD Arrays, do I need to use Intel SSD Toolbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is TRIM supported on RAID 0 configurations for SSD drives in Windows 7? I recently upgraded my computer due to a failed motherboard and decided to have some fun with ...
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No disk drive after moving Ubuntu to windows 7 and disabled raid 0 rom

This morning I used my hp envy ultrabook(win7) and left locked for 1 hour. When I came back it gave me a dll problem. Then I tried to restart system and it gave BSOD. I could not make recovery and ...
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Raid 0 (OS) + SSD Cache, what are performances like compared to pure SSD (OS)

I'm considering a RAID 0 setup with an SSD cache drive. Will I see a noticeable difference in speed with the SSD cache drive, will this even work? No I will not install the OS on the SSD. I'd prefer ...
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QNAP 669Pro RAID 0 (striping volume) mountable

I just bought a 669pro. Installed 3 3TB disks. Two of them I configured as RAID 0(Don't know what I was thinking) Striping volume (6 TB). I copied 3 TB of data to the disks, no problems. It was ...
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Is it possible to operate 2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0

I've seen some PCI SSD cards at attractive prices and staggering performance (1GBps). I've got my data on a 4 disk RAID 5 and enjoying the ~360MBps read speed. I'm considering speeding up the system ...
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How do I create a Dell Utility Partition on new hard drive?

Installed new HD on Dell Vista PC with Raid 0 configuration. Cannot boot from Dell Reinstallation Windows VISTA DVD. Getting message that there's no Dell Utility partition, which was wiped with the ...
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RAIDing flash drives

The other day I had what I thought was a great idea - I could buy up a bunch of cheap USB 2.0 drives and fill up the spaces in my 7-port USB hub for a super-fast RAID device! But in the light of day ...
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RAID-0 bottlenecking when reading and writing simultaneously?

I have 4 Samsung 840 Pro SSDs running in hardware RAID on an Intel RS2BL080 LSI RAID card. My read and write times are incredible: $ dd bs=1M count=10000 if=/dev/zero of=test.img conv=fdatasync ...
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TRIM support on Intel RS2BL080 Hardware RAID card?

I've got an Intel RS2BL080 hardware RAID card and I'd like to know if it supports TRIM on my RAID-0 array of SSDs. I've heard that the Intel 7 series integrated RAID solutions that ship with ...
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Driver for RAID-0 TRIM passthrough on AMD southbridge

Intel provides a driver that enables RAID-0 TRIM passthrough for Intel 7 Series chipsets: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21407 Do you know where AMD provides their driver ...
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Adding a drive to a hardware RAID-0 array

I'm building a RAID-0 array as my main boot "drive" and was wondering how adding disks to the array works in implementation. I'll be using either the Intel RT3WB080 or the Intel RS2BL080, which are ...
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Test my RAID 0 with a cache ssd attached using checksums?

I was hoping to use a ram drive to store a randomly generated file that is written to the raid 0 array, and then read, and checksum is verified against what's on the ram drive. Lather, rinse, repeat. ...
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Migrating RAID-0 array from internal to dedicated controller

I've got a ASUS Z77 motherboard with 6 internal SATAIII connectors. I'd like to set up an array of up to 4 SSDs in RAID0, but before I do that, I'd like to know if it's easily possible to migrate the ...
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Is it possible to migrate a boot RAID volume from an older motherboard to a newer one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Raid 0 - what happens with the data when hdds plugged into another motherboard Background info I am going to upgrade my current setup from an X58 to an X79 and I have 2 ...
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Add disk space to the OS drive without raid

I have 2x40GB SSDs. When I install my Windows on the first drive, after a while I start to get the "Low disk space" messages. My mainboard doesn't have a RAID controller and since it's new, I don't ...
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Migrating RAID 0 to SSD

First let me say I'm a newbie when it comes to cloning/migrating etc. I bought a computer that is setup in a raid0, 2 500 GB drives. I have 116GB of that space used, and I want to migrate to a ...
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SATA RAID Mode - 2 Disks in RAID0 and 1 Disk RAID0 alone

I have this box of mine that I use mostly for VMs for my Windows LAB Practices while I am preparing myself for Windows certifications. It has Win7 with VMware workstation. I have 1 HDD on which I run ...
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How to automount ntfs partation on raid0 in arch linux with systemd

Recently, I switched from initscript to systemd followed this wiki, and I got error like this during boot: Job dev-md126p5.device/start timed out This is my fstab: /dev/mapper/VGLinux-lvroot / ...
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Is there a way to revert/destroy/disassemble a RAID-0 set with Disk Utility?

And recover/reconstruct the data (that is split in half) across two SSDs? I just haven't noticed enough real-world-usage improvement using RAID-0 (perhaps related question) and would like to use the ...
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RAID Controller Questions

I have a P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard and two 500GB 7200rpm hard drives that I used to have in a RAID0 configuration using the Z68 bios level raid. However, I've run into trouble in the past trying to ...
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Should I use Windows write cache if I have RAID controller + BBU?

I have ARECA ARC-1231ML 2 GB Cache and RAID 0 with 4 A-data 30 GB SSD drives and sometimes Windows is checking filesystem during boot. I think the problem is that my system is using RAM as write ...