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.
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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.
Don't do RAID0 for storage because if it fails, everything is lost. Rather do RAID0 for your primary C: drive for performance.
Don't use RAID 0 maybe use JBOD
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
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".
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 ....
velociraptors are not worth the money any more. get some WD Blacks, save some money and have better drives
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