Raid0 Question

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caifan21
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When making a Raid 0 do all disks have to be the same, as in same specs (read and write speeds) and size?

Fnawesome
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its highly recommended they are, im in raid right now with 2 seagates and 2 western digials and it works fine. just one of the seagates is a little slower in benchmarks. if all your disks arent the same size you will be losing space, as the raid array will make all the disks as big as the smallest drive.

Razear
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Yes, in any RAID array, it's recommended to use identical drives throughout to ensure stability.