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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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456 views

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 ...
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Raid-0 (2xSSD) + Raid-1 (1xHDD) possible?

Is it possible to have the following setup? 2 x SSD (2x128gb) in RAID-0 (for performance) + 1 x HDD (1x500gb but using 128gb) in RAID-1 (for redudancy) If so, does the HDD mirror give a decrease ...
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Lost RAID after boot

Yesterday I have shut down my computer (running Vista x64). This morning, the computer does not boot and the RAID matrix no longer exists. I have two identical 500gb HDD, which were working fine for ...
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Is it possible to make raid 0 from 2 ssd drives? [duplicate]

Like in the title, is it possible. I was thinking about that last year but everybody told me that it's not possible due to controller issues. Today I revisited that idea after seeing awesome vids on ...
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To RAID or not to RAID: SSDs and virtualization

I am approaching that time where my main PC has slowed enough due to Windows rot that I should probably reinstall. Instead of spending a week arm-wrestling, reinstalling and configuring only to find ...
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178 views

RAID0 disk recovery?

I've not lost a RAID0 setup but since both drives are used as one, is there anyway possible to even access data on just one drive via a sata cable or will you need both drives in a RAID0 setup to be ...
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807 views

Simple Ubuntu Server - Expanding disk space - adding a new drive LVM, RAID0 existing setup - how?

I have a 1TB ext4 partition mounted at / with all my data and Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) installed. Now this drive is almost full (I used it as a database server for some processing). RAID0 is ok, I can ...
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753 views

Replacing a non-failing drive in a RAID-0 array

I have a Windows 7 machine booting on a RAID-0 pair of 500GB disks, controlled by an ICH9R. One of those was indicating an end-To-end SMART failure, so I added a spare disk as a temporary workaround, ...
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702 views

What are the theoretical performance differences between a single disk and a RAID-10 array?

Not taking hardware RAID cards into account, what kind of theoretical performance improvements should I see when using 4 disks in a RAID-10 array vs 1 disk by itself? For example, on RAID-0, I would ...
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415 views

how to undo my RAID 0 setup while preserving data?

I currently have a RAID 0 setup with 2 drives with a single partition which holds my OS on it. Now I want to take one of those drives out and put them into another computer. But I want to keep my OS ...
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295 views

Most efficient SSD configuration for multitasking system?

Currently, I have a 2x500GB RAID 0 system. I’m thinking about an upgrade but I got held up by a few questions. I need at least 100-120GB for my system and apps and I'm looking for a technological ...
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RAID 0+1 Transfer speed and ssd / hdd combination

can you help me choosing a raid system? ive got raid0 on my last system (ssd) = fast transfer rates BUT they crashed and all data went into trash. isnt there a system that mirrors a raid0 ? (wiki ...
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Result of raid 0 with these two HDD

I'm new to raid arrays, and I'm trying to figure out what I would gain by combining this hdd: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=9d373f15020b0210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD which is a ...
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RAID0: Can I transfer my disks onto another motherboard/RAID controller? [duplicate]

I have 2 1TB drives that I set up in RAID0. Unfortunately, my old system is in pretty crappy shape and I might not be able to boot onto it. This means that the motherboard and old RAID controller are ...
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Repair (or relocate to new enclosure) a failed disk array

I now have 2 failed external hard drives that won't mount. They are well past warranty. Opening one reveals two 3.5" HDDs...connected to the controller via SATA. (haven't opened other one so not sure ...
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Can I RAID 0 two secondary drives without involving my primary disk?

I have a 60GB SSD as my primary OS drive. It has a few core applications on it, but because of the size, I don't want to put too much on it. My intention is to get two 1TB drives to use as storage ...
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Making GRUB see software RAID 0 under Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD

I just installed Windows 7 recently, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. I've been following some guides around and I am always stuck at GRUB not able to detect the usual RAID content. ...
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Western Digital My Book not recognized by WD software

A few years ago I bought a WD My Book Pro 2. It worked fine for a while, then one of the drives failed and I sent it back to be replaced under warranty. I never got around to setting up the new one ...
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Replace a failing disk in a RAID 0 array

I have a 2-disk RAID 0 array, which is reporting errors on one of the drives. I've arranged for an identical replacement to be sent out from Dell, but I want to create an image of each partition ...
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Hardware Raid Card Reviews with SSDs

Yes I realize there are several questions about this but none of them seem to have the answer I'm looking for. I have two SSDs and am looking to buy a purely hardware raid card for them; however, I ...
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Should I use Bios or OS (Win7) raid on my new computer

Which is better in terms of performance first and reliability second, the onboard bios RAID on an Intel 1156 P55 motherboard or using the built in RAID options in Windows 7 Ultimate. I will be using ...
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RAID 0 with multiple HDDs versus a single SSD

Me and a buddy were debating about this earlier, and neither of us are really pros in the field. I figured someone on here might know. The debate was about weather it would be smarter (in terms of ...
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335 views

Moving a RAID array from one SIL3114 controller to another?

I'm working with a machine that uses Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard, which has a Silicon Image 3114R RAID controller onboard and two drives in RAID-0 (why??!?!?). The motherboard failed and I was ...
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Practical RAID Performance?

I've always thought the following to be a general rule of thumb for RAID: RAID 0: Best performance for READ and WRITE from stripping, greatest risk RAID 1: Redundant, decent for READ (I believe it ...
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Steps to install Windows 7 64bit on RAID 0 (striping)?

I will receive in some days 2x500 GB hard disks (ST3500418AS) and an ASRock 890GX Extreme 3. My idea is to install onto it Windows 7 64-bit in RAID0 configuration (striping). I wondering which steps ...
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Will setting up a RAID-0 array boost my IO performance?

I currently have a single 640 WD HDD with 16MB cache. Sometimes during heavy I/O usage the machine slows down. Would I benefit much by getting a second HDD identical to the first and setting up a ...
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Will my RAID0 stay intact when I move it to a new computer?

My primary drive is a 250GB WD SATA drive. So, I added 2x 500GB 7,200 RPM WD SATA drives into my Windows Vista box and created a 1TB RAID0. I then formatted the the primary drive and installed Windows ...
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Motherboard RAID support or Hardware RAID controller?

About a year ago when I was researching how to set up some drives using RAID on a PC I was planning to build, everyone said I would need to purchase a hardware RAID controller, the decent one was ...
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optimal SATA SSD configuration in new PC

I'm sold on SATA SSDs for my next PC but since their prices grow un-proportionally to their size, I'm wondering what would be the best configuration for them (for OS and Programs) would be: 2 SSDs ...
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Raid 0 - what happens with the data when hdds plugged into another motherboard

I am buying a new motherboard Asus M4A785TD-V EVO to replace the Asus A8N32 which has recently went dead. The original motherboard has a NVIDIA NVRaid controller which I was using to strip (raid-0) ...
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After enabling raid0, blue screen of death

Im trying to get a raid0 setup going. I have a 750 gb hdd with the OS on it and two 80gb HDD. For right now, I just want to raid0 on the two 80Gb hdd. When I enable raid in my Bios, Win7 has a BSOD ...