HDDs in RAID 0

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Deadfire19
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Well I was thinking of a cheap storage drive for my pc and I thought I could use RAID 0 but what is the best HDDs to have in RAID 0?

I know the western digital eco hdds are the cheapest for storage but would the performance be good in RAID 0?

Please tell me what hdd would be best for a +/- 2TB fast storage solution.

Thank You.

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I wouldn't recommend running RAID 0 for a storage solution. If you are using it for your OS or games or stuff that you will not miss, or are easily reinstalled, go for it. RAID 0 is not a good storage solution though, if one of the drives fails you will lose all your data.

I would recommend using a high capacity drive with a large cache size for better speeds. I use the WD Caviar Blue drives. I have six of them, 2 in RAID 0 for an OS, 2 in RAID 1 for safe storage and 2 for backup/general use. Have not had one fail on me yet. The WD Green drives on the other hand... not very good luck. Was in the process of backing up a 1 TB green drive and it crapped out on me. Lost loads of data.

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I would suggest using the WD Caviar Black drives for best RAID0 preformance, the Spinpoint F3s from Samsung are also worthy drives to take a look at. As long as you back up regularly, drive failures from RAID0 shouldn't discourage you from using it, as the pros outweigh the cons.

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Don't do RAID0 for storage because if it fails, everything is lost. Rather do RAID0 for your primary C: drive for performance.

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Don't use RAID 0 maybe use JBOD

Deadfire19
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I was thinking about Raid 0 because i have never actually seen a HDD fail if anything i would make a RAID 0 setup for fast access and then a 3TB HDD for the backup of the whole thing.

I keep thinking why everyone worries about HDDs failing i have never seen this happen so i am not worried too much.

Lastly i have no need for a RAID 0 primary drive as i have a 550Mb/s Read 510mb/s write speed SSD so puting that in RAID 0 would just be pointless

Thanks for the replies and keep posting good combinations of hhds in raid 0.

P.S. The cost per TB shouldnt exceed £75 / $100

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If you already have a super fast os drive then definitely don't do RAID 0 for storage unless you don't care about all of that data and plus a nice quality high storage hard drive can get around 150 MB/s which is completely sufficient for data storage. If anything go with something like RAID 1 or 10 so that you can have some insurance for your data. RAID 10 would probably be what you want if you want speed and a good backup as RAID 10 is basically like RAID 1 and RAID 0 combined so that you have a RAID 0 array of RAID 1 arrays if that makes sense. For example if you had 4 drives in RAID 10 you would have 2 2 disk RAID 1 arrays and those 2 arrays would be used for your RAID 0 "drives".

Deadfire19
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i was thinking of buying 2 more velociraptors and putting 3 of them in RAID 0. That would give me 900gb of super fast storage and then have a big 3tb storage dump with another HDD.

The problem is im a student so i really dont have cash for these things lol. i was thinging about £150 for a RAID 0 system ....

Deadfire19
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bump.

ShortAlieN
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velociraptors are not worth the money any more. get some WD Blacks, save some money and have better drives