RAID 0: Hype or blessing?@ 2004/08/09
'It is our hope that these findings taken as a whole will stem an internet-wide trend where enthusiast-oriented websites blithely incorporate RAID0 into their "high-end" single-user boxes, ignorant to both theory and empirical results', preached Storage Review.
Harsh words from two leading websites, that made us raise our eyebrows. After all, hadn't our own benchmarks shown time and time again that various RAID-setups can hugely benefit desktop systems? We'd often seen I/O performance increase by forty to sixty percent in striped environments. The over-simplified way in which especially Storage Review takes stance against RAID 0, combined with our doubts about the testing methods of both AnandTech and Storage Review, have led to this article. We can already reveal that our test results are such that there is absolutely no way we will follow Storage Review's advice against the use of striping.