What is RAID? Can anyone please explain?
I don't know much but I have some idea. I think it has something to do with hard disks.
So please explain and also tell how to use this technology.
I have RAID 0 (two 300GB hard drives). You need a motherboard that supports RAID. I just needed to do was put in SATA cables into my motherboard's SATA RAID 0 ports.
RAID 1 means you have two hard drives that are copies of themselves. This is useful to keep data from disappearing. However, you'll get half of the capacity you would have if you used RAID 0.
RAID 0 (striped HD's) means you can have two hard drives acting as one hard drive with twice the capacity. I believe the two hard drives need to be the same type.
Thanks. I guess that means RAID1 is for data backup while RAID0 for better hard drive performance.
Exactly. But with RAID0, if one drive fails, you lose all the data from both drives. The ideal compromise would be to run RAID5, which would increase performance and provide redundancy. RAID5 only requires 3 drives, instead of the 4 required for 0+1, which would be best if you can afford it.
I've run on RAID0 for 5 years successfully from Windows 2000 to Windows Vista, with no failures. The speed is very fast, and again, no failures, so I can't see why I would need 4 drives.
raid gives good speed and also fault tolerance
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