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Windows 7: Reinstalled

08 Mar 2010   #11
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gw2 View Post
isnt raid 0 pointless because whatever gets screwed up is screwed up on both drives anyway? or is it just in raid 0 for speed.
You are right. Since it is striped over 2 (or more) disks, you lose everything once one of the RAID0 disks goes south.
I can see an interest in RAID for spinning disks because they are so slow. But with SSDs, you get tremendous speed with just one SSD. I doubt that the additional speed from a RAID setup really buys you anything in actual operation. Reason is that the access time does not change with RAID - and that is what gives you the speed for the OS. The data transfer rate is of minor importance because the OS does not shove so much data around. And for large file storage, the SSDs are still too expensive.

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08 Mar 2010   #12

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gw2 View Post
isnt raid 0 pointless because whatever gets screwed up is screwed up on both drives anyway? or is it just in raid 0 for speed.
I,2,3..... drives in RAID 0, one goes the array is useless, dead, non-functional. It is all about performance. Most people will mirror the array with a backup to save your data.
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