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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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 ...
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raid-0 failing, restore array on intel matrix controller, mark as a spare drive

I have asus p3k-35 (or something like that) and it comes with a raid controller on board. I set it up with raid0 2x500G drives and one is failing now. At first WinXP BSODed and then after restart it ...
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How to recover data from Dell dimension 9150 RAID 0 on another system?

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 which has failed. I'm trying to recover the data. It had two SATA 250GB drives in RAID 0 configuration. I'm trying to use a shuttle PC running Windows7 to recover the ...
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How is it possible for SSD's drives to have such a good latency?

First time i read some information about SSD's, i was surprised to learn they internally use NAND flash chips. This kind of memory is generally slow (low bandwidth) and have high latency while SSD's ...
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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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Repairing windows 7 Raid 0

I have a raid 0 4 x1tb and 1x 3tb (a bit silly I know) but the partitions are now showing as RAW after I did a ckhdsk! is thair any raid reconfiguration software out there that will fix this? or is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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One RAID 0 drive at risk - can I back up data to the other drive?

I have a RAID 0 array with two 1TB hard drives. The RAID build came with the PC. I didn't set it up. Last week I started getting "Drive 1 at risk" message in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology ...
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chkdsk unable to free space on corrupted RAID 0 partition

I have a two 1TB SATA drives configured in RAID 0. The partition is showing as 100% full despite only containing several hundred gigabytes of data. When Windows boots, chkdsk attempts to ...
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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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Cannot get Sata 6gbs: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN 3, OCZ Agility 3 60g in Raid 0

Setup: 2x OCZ Agility 3 60gigs (2.15 fw) - On the 2 new sata cables that came with my new mobo connected to the two sata6 ports and verified in bios ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN 3 (latest/only bios) Bios ...
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Recover data from two RAID 0 drives in Fedora or Ubuntu

I have an external drive from WD which consists of two separate 3.5" discs which have been used in RAID 0 mode. Unfortunately, a while ago I fed the drive with to high voltage which probably fried the ...
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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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Corrupt MBR in RAID-0 setup - Missing Operating System

I have a 2x500GB RAID-0 setup on an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard. Recently, I was doing regular cleaning and after assembling up again the PC started normal. But on the next boot, it suddenly gave ...
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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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Windows 7 Raid - Drives can't see each other

I'm trying to stripe two drives using the disk management tool. Both partitions give me the option to stripe them but when I use the wizard the other drive doesn't show up to allow me to raid to it! ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Advice on installing a new SSD/Windows 7 Raid setup

I was wondering if I needed to do anything before setting up my new PC: I will have 2xSSD in RAID 0 (hopefully). Do I need to configure anything in the BIOS before setting up Windows 7 64-bit? It ...
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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 ...