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  • Lazy Newb Raid Question

    Okay too lazy to google search answers.

    1. If I set up a Raid 0 with two identical 500gb drives, do I get 1tb of storage or simply 500mb? I assume the latter due to my understanding of mirroring the drive

    2. Can you partition with a raid 0?

    3. If so would it be better to setup an OS dedicated partition in a Raid 0 step up or would it be better to have a separate additional drive simply dedicated to the OS?

    It is for maximum gaming potential

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    Re: Lazy Newb Raid Question

    Do yourself a favor, and google stuff like this to full understand it and what it will entail.

    RAID 0 will take your drives and stripe them, giving you the full size offered from combining the two.

    RAID 1 will mirror them, giving the storage of one while mirroring the data onto the other.

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    • #3
      Re: Lazy Newb Raid Question

      Okay did my google and have a new question.

      Raid 0 for gaming right. What size stripe is optimal?

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      • #4
        Re: Lazy Newb Raid Question

        Why do you think RAID 0 is for gaming? It does improve read rate (since you're reading data from two spindles) but you might better invest the money in more memory to give you a bigger disk cache. That would be slower for first use of data but faster for frequent use of the same disk data (eg. the 2nd time you loaded a game map).

        RAID 0 is best for applications where you need fast reads for data that's not frequently read, like in large databases.
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        • #5
          Re: Lazy Newb Raid Question

          RAID 0 is nice for many things that require reading from a hard disk, gaming is one of these things. You'll notice a much improved time in loading levels/saves when you play a game, other than that, there won't be any improvements.

          I use a 64k stripe size. I read an article that said this was an optimal size to maximize the storage size of the disk, but I can't remember.

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