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Windows 7: RAID or not to RAID

13 Oct 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Yep - my dream too. My OS on an SSD drive! Woo Hoo!
How about an SSD Raid0 with 4 SSDs. One guy got over 600MBs/sec sequential read.
But what's the point?? This fast of sequential read is great for storage...but not terribly helpful when your OS is almost all random reads and writes. It's the ultra low access time that makes SSD's shine...not their raw throughput.


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13 Oct 2010   #12
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I have RAID 0 b/c my pc is backed up nightly and I just wanted the striping. On the hospital servers we have RAID 5 so we can hot swap the drives and they rebuild themselves. Not necessary for a workstation.

For two drives, RAID 0 gives you striping and RAID 1 mirroring. RAID 5 needs a minimum of three drives. People in this forum have mentioned trouble with RAID and Windows 7, so you really need to know what you're doing.

As far as HDD failure, you are safe with RAID 1 and 5 due to fault tolerance. RAID 0 and you're toast.
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