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    Default Best raid setup to go with

    I have a 250 sata and just got a matching one. I have had just one for over a year now but think maybe I would like to do an raid setup. Is it possible now? If so, what is the best raid setup?
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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    Is the raid 1 actually good for home use. It will have farm data that is important. Would it be just as good to have two hard drives and do regular backups to it and once in awhile to backup to dvd.
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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    Quote Originally Posted by ingeborgdot View Post
    Is the raid 1 actually good for home use. It will have farm data that is important. Would it be just as good to have two hard drives and do regular backups to it and once in awhile to backup to dvd.
    yes if you remember to do it, mirroring is automatic

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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    I've got a RAID 1 array at home. Very useful. Hell, I've already had a drive failure, so I'd say it was critical. Useful is an understatement.

    I wouldn't do a RAID setup unless you have a different drive for the operating system. RAID 1 gives a good boost in read speed, but a greater increase in write times and CPU utilization.

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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th View Post
    I've got a RAID 1 array at home. Very useful. Hell, I've already had a drive failure, so I'd say it was critical. Useful is an understatement.

    I wouldn't do a RAID setup unless you have a different drive for the operating system. RAID 1 gives a good boost in read speed, but a greater increase in write times and CPU utilization.

    Why would you not do a raid unless you have the os on a different drive?
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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    its easier and gives you more flexibility to change your OS, rebuild OS etc without losing your data array.

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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    So let's say you have a raid one with the os on the same drive as your files etc. and you have partitioned your drive for your folders. Will that make a difference? What would you say the best way is then? Raid 1 os on two smaller hds and raid 1 for files etc. on another 2 hds?
    What you are saying that if raid 1 is used and I want to change os to say vista I will lose my array when I do? What will happen to the info on the other partition?
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    Default Re: Best raid setup to go with

    I wouldn't do a RAID 1 on the OS drive simply because it's considerably slower than a single drive or a RAID 0, and having your OS on a slower drive is the worst thing you can do. A RAID 10 or 01, on the other hand, would be great for an OS drive.

    However, reinstalling your OS shouldn't affect the data on a separate partition. Partitioning a drive doesn't do great things for performance, though. It's really just an organizational tool

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