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willyjwebb
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raid 0 2 x 2tb

Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:54 pm

just wondering if there was any reason i shouldnt raid my 2 2tb drives, they are my storage drives as i have an ssd for the os. Is there actually any benefit to using them in a raid 0 setup
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Re: raid 0 2 x 2tb

Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Well it would give you a speed boost over having each one separate, but if one drive fails all 4 TB is gone. I would make sure the risk of losing the data is lower than the benefit of the speed boost.
 
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Re: raid 0 2 x 2tb

Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:31 pm

RAID 0 is neither Redundant nor, in the long run, Inexpensive.
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Re: raid 0 2 x 2tb

Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:55 pm

its just for my movies for my media center, nothing important or anything im afraid of losing. I would just rather have 1 drive show up instead of 2. but i was wondering if jbod would be any better
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Re: raid 0 2 x 2tb

Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:13 am

Assuming you are using Windows NT (4?) and above, then you can just mount the drives as folders under C:. So even better.

Or, if you are using Windows 7 (and 8?), you can let the drive letters stay, but access your movies with Libraries spanning across the 2 root folders?

Kind of JBOD-ish.
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