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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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 ...
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Hardware RAID 0 without OS re-installation

I have Ubuntu & Windows 7 installed on my hdd. Can I mirror the image of the hdd to the second identical drive? Is this not recommended (i.e have to re-install every OS)? If it is okay to ...
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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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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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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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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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Does one get built-in RAID for a 2.5" HDD?

Is there a 2.5" HDD that is built such that it behaves like RAID 0 (IE, improved performance). If not, is there software (firmware) that allows one to do that? clarity: I'm thinking of something ...
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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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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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Software RAID0 with drives of drastically different sizes

Is it at all possible to do a software RAID0 (with Ubuntu Server, installing Crunchbang on it though) with drives of drastically different sizes? One of the drives is 250GB while the other is 60GB.
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Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure

My machine is as follows: Pair of hard disks in RAID0, ATA Hitachi HDT72505 nVidia motherboard, "M51"? Windows XP refused to boot: Booting normally results in hanging during the Windows loading ...
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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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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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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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What software should I use to copy dual hard drive RAID-0 contents to non raid drive before Windows 7 installation?

I currently have an Intel D955XBKLKR running Windows XP Pro installed on a single partition RAID-0 configuration made up of two 160 gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm drives. I want to upgrade fresh to ...
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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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Re-Initialize RAID-0 in software after card failure

I'm working on a Friend's WD MyBook "1TB" HDD that is not mounting. When I got in to it, I discovered that it is really 2 500GB HDD's set up as RAID-0. It appears that the drives themselves are ...
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Comp wont recognize windows 7 install disc after setting up RAID 0 in bios

I have a shuttle SN68S with 2 seagate barracuda 7200.11 160GB HD's and a windows 7 disc. I was running windows fine on one drive, added the other drive, got windows to recognize it in the virtual ...
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What is the upper limit of gstripe (RAID 0) performance in FreeBSD?

I've set up FreeBSD 7.X using gstripe (RAID 0) with two 320 GB SATA disks and raw read speed went from 70 MB/s to 110 MB/s. I'd like to know if I can reasonably expect similar gains (say roughly 200 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to convert WinXP + Apps on RAID0 to use just one of the two RAID disks?

I have two 150GB SATA drives in hardware RAID 0, on which I have my C: (Win XP) and D: (installed apps). I'm migrating to Windows 7, but I want to keep my XP system until I've got it all running ...
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Raid0 setup - What should 'my computer' say?

Hey, I'm not a hardware person, so maybe someone here could help me. I ordered a PC from Dell that has "Serial ATA Raid 0 "Stripe"(7200RPM)Dual HDD" (2x500gb). However, I've just noticed that ...