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Old 11th January 2006, 12:42   #1
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Well, situation:

I've got a DFI with two raptors for windows on my SATA onboard.
My DFI is equipped with the sil3114 chipset for four other hard drives. I've got 3x Seagate 250GB's for this chipset.

What to do:

1= (situation now) 2x250GB with RAID 0 for working on it and 1x250GB acting as backup

or

2= 3x250GB as RAID 5 ?

Anyone experienced with RAID5?
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RAID 5 onboard has very poor write performance.

RAID 0 I would only recommended for a scratch disk (adobe premiere/photoshop/autocad)
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Mmm, so this silicon chipset sucks?
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well.. RAID 5 becomes interesting when you have a dedicated raid card with its own memory (check storage review from BR from Adaptec)
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MMM, no spare pci slot :/
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If I were u then I would forget about raid, just use the 3*250 gb as storage
 
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/me would go for 250gb RAID 1, but that's just because I value my data
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Ok, I turned the "2x250GB RAID 0" into a "2x250GB RAID 1" .

Zero difference in performance .
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read speed will be up, write speed will be down
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I can live with that .

As long as my data is secure
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