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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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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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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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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How can I optimize the speed and lifetime of SSDs used in a RAID-0?

I have two SSDs in RAID-0 on a Windows 7, 64-bit system. Since it appears that TRIM still isn't supported with any RAID configuration of SSDs, what are some tips/workarounds that I can use? Some ...
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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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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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How to improve Primary hard disk rate on Windows 7 Experience Index?

I’m getting confused with Windows 7 experience index; because on one of my home computers with 2 hard disks 7200 rpm configured with RAID 0 I got 5.9 as score on “ Disk data transfer rate “, while ...
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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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How do I convert a Windows 7 Ultimate install to Raid 0?

I'm trying to convert my system to RAID 0 and so far I found contrasting opinions on the process. Somebody says Windows 7 can't boot from virtual volumes, somebody says it can. My ideal setup would ...
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Can someone explain RAID-0 in plain English?

I've heard about and read about RAID throughout the years and understand it theoretically as a way to help e.g. server PCs reduce the chance of data loss, but now I am buying a new PC which I want to ...
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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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RAID 0 + 1 with 3HDD 2x1TB + 1x2TB

Is it possible to make RAID 0 + 1 with 3 Hard Drives I have currently setup raid 0 with 2x~1TB HDD (1.8TB approx) Now i got 2TB HDD (1.9TB approx) which i want to be as a mirror drive. Is is ...
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How to set up RAID-0 first time on new PC?

I have built basic PC's in the past but have never used a RAID array at all. SO now I am buying parts to build my new PC, it will be an intel i7 processor. My motherboard will have RAID support ...
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How to run 2 SSD drives in RAID-0?

I am wanting to replace my Operating sytem hard drive with 2 SSD drives. Well possibly just 1 but I am curious about doing 2 in a RAID-0 setup for even more improved speed. What exactly would I need ...
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What is faster: SSD (OS) + HDD (Data) versus 2x HDD as RAID 0 stripe?

I will mostly be working with Autocad Software, Photoshop and maybe some other design software (architecture). I will have a Quadro FX graphics card for rendering. So I am not so much interested in ...
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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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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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How do I clone a RAID 0 array to a single disk?

Situation: One empty 120GB SSD Two 60GB SSD's is RAID 0 containing a Windows 7 installation The RAID is firmware-based (a.k.a. fakeRAID) which means it requires a driver for it to be seen by an ...
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raid 0 data recovery?

HI All, I have two identical seagate 7200.9 500Gb drives confiured as a RAID 0 spanned disk in windows. One of the drives has lost power and wont spin up at all. I know this normally means death for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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GParted won't detect Raid-0 in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

On Ubuntu 9.10 it detected my nvidia RAID-0 (I'm using a 780i motherboard from Nvidia). The problem is that when I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 gparted no longer detects the RAID EVEN with an Ubuntu ...
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Why Clonezilla doesn't recognize RAID0 drives - and how to fix it?

I have a not-so-recent HP desktop PC (model# m9510f, Q8200 CPU - I think it was manufactured in early 2009 sometime, because it still had Vista 64-bit). I've set it up with a pair of 500GB drives ...
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Can a RAID 0 disk/config be rebuilt?

Recently one of the hard drives of one of my RAID 0 configuration gave an error. What do I do now I'm hoping that I can replace that faulty disk with a new hard drive and that the RAID can rebuild ...
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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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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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Disaster After Removing Two HDD From LaCie RAID 0 Case

This is the second time this has happened. I own a LaCie IDE RAID 0 Enclosure and the RAID went bad. The system gave me a warning that the data could be read from the RAID but that nothing could be ...
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Recoverable RAID configuration for Windows 7

I'm getting Windows-7 in the next couple days to install on a home-built 2-disk system. The motherboard supports fake-raid, so I'll be setting up some RAID0 and RAID1 volumes. My hope is to make the ...
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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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Run RAID 0 on SATA 3 on Windows 7 Home Prem, already installed

I have a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 with one HDD connected to SATA Port #0. Can I install RAID 0 on #4 and #5 without totally starting over? To enable RAID for these, I set the On-chip SATA type to RAID ...
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Making fdisk see software RAID 0

I am following http://grub.enbug.org/Grub2LiveCdInstallGuide and I am using software RAID 0. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD and is trying to restore grub2 after installing Windows 7 in another ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS when installing RAID 0?

I am currently running the following setup: -single sata western digital raptor hard with Windows 7 64 bit Can I make a image with Acronis true image of my system. Then add another raptor drive with ...
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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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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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Better to run 4 SSD drives in RAID 0, or have 2 2xSSD RAID0? [closed]

I have 4 SSD drives 2 identical old ones: Corsair SSD Extreme X32 2,5" 32GB - SATA2, read/write 220MB/135MB 2 identical new ones: Corsair CSSD-F40GB2-A Force Series 40GB, read/write 280MB/270MB ...
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How do I create a RAID 0 volume on Dell Optiplex ICH7R?

I just bought a second-hand Dell Optiplex 330, Core2Duo 2.2GHz with G31 & ICH7R, which has a fresh installed Windows 7 Home Premium. The specifications sheet from Intel said ICH7R supports both ...
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Mirror a RAID0 volume

I have two SSD running in RAID0. The capacity and speed are just great. I use Windows Home Server to do incremental daily backups. This is fine and well and I've successfully restored from these ...
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Can a RAID 0 be “seen” but not accessed when a drive fails?

I have a machine running Windows XP SP3 with a RAID 0 (2x 500GB). A few days ago, a message appeared in Windows saying one of the drives had a problem, but it ran a test (with Windows RAID Manager, or ...
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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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SSD for apps and RAID-0 for data?

I am building a new PC. I am going to be using a 64gb OCZ Vertex SSD for Windows and other programs. I then will have regular drives for my data. I am thinking maybe I should run 2 hard dives in ...
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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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Recover data from RAID 0 disk images

I have four (4) disks which are in RAID 0, but the (Lacie) hardware enclosure failed and I'm trying to recover the data stored. I'm now trying to rebuild the RAID to access the data stored, but can't ...
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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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RAID0 array of USB 2 disks, both connected to a single hub. Any benefit?

I have two unused USB 2 drives. I wanted to stripe them in a RAID0 configuration for fast disk access for virtual machines. (I find running a VMware virtual machine off a USB2 drive to be painfully ...
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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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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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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 ...