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What is RAID 0,1 and should I set it up?


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#1 junkdk

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:34 PM

:thumbsup: Hello,

I am a wannabe gamer and have a pretty fast computer but have really no idea how to fine tweak it to optimal performance. Today's question is whether to attempt, install,and run RAID 0,1.

Since I have no idea what it is, my question to all of you is should I do it? I seem to have the ability but it does not look easy.

If you have any information on this all would be appreciated.

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 04:59 PM

For the most part you are not going to see a increase in performance, but you will have increase of data security. If that is important to you than i would go ahead. There have been many different reports on how raid increases performance. Some say it does, others say it does not

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 05:30 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks a million. The process, like I said, does not look easy. If it does not improve performance signifcantly then I will not do it.

Thanks for the responce,

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 06:53 PM

I might be a bit late with this info...

RAID <any number> is pointless unless you have at least two identical hard drives.

There are combinations of RAID 0 and 1 available that can (allegedly) give you the performance improvement of striping along with the data security of mirroring. There's a description of the Intel RAID controller at http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q1/matri...id/index.x?pg=1
- which describes some different combinations of 0 & 1 in simple terms.

If you are trying to squeeze the best performance out of your system then you should look at the striping options for your controller but I have no practical experience with this.
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 07:00 PM

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I didn't know they had to be identical...hymn.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:21 PM

You might want to post your tweaking question to the Games board. One thing you can do to improve performance is to use only those programmes and processes absolutely essential to operate the computer.
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