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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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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Having problems installing GRUB on a dual-boot RAID config

I've created two RAID 0 partitions on my drives: a 500 GB and a 60 GB. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the smaller partition (I've already put Windows 7 on the larger one), and every time I get right ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Windows 7 / Ubuntu Dualboot GRUB Problem

I'd like to first say ahead of time that I'm running a RAID-0 Setup. 1.First of all, I'm glad Ubuntu 9.10 installed flawlessly and detected my RAID-0 setup just fine. The issue I'm having now is that ...
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Raid0 performance degradation?

Not sure if this belongs here or on SuperUser, feel free to move as appropriate. I've noticed the performance on my RAID0 setup seems to have degraded over the past months. The throughput is fine, ...
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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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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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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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usb vs firewire for connecting two RAID 0 disks

I have a 2TB and a 4TB RAID 0 external drives (both have two physical hard drives in them). Both have a FW800, FW400, and USB port. My MacBook Pro has one FW800 port and two USB ports. I want to copy ...
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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 ...