On 2002-02-19 16:56, IntelMole wrote:
RAID 0 relies on the two disk heads being able to read and write both two bits at a time in order to speed up the data handling capabilities of the system... In order for RAID 0 to work, two disk heads would be needed, which would bump the cost up even more!
Raid 0 on a single drive sounds interesting but there's a ton of little techical issues I can't think of right now why it won't work (or work well). Things like head alignment, increased complexity and increased chance for failure.
To add to that, I have seen the workings of a drive, and it would be very difficult to squeeze another head/control mechanism in there. It's pretty bad as it is now, and to split up the separate heads would be nasty. If anyone has a pic of the inside of a drive, it would explain things better...
Well why did you ask the question in the first place if you already believe engineers can accomplish anything . It's probably not impossible to do RAID 0 in a single drive, just technically difficult and cost prohibitive.On 2002-02-20 02:13, Trident Troll wrote:
Yeah, well, that's what engineers are for...
I thought you wanted reasons why this hasn't been done by the HD manufacturers, sorry if I misunderstood.Somebody explain the problems with this to me.
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