Originally Posted by slyfox2151
i was doing some more reserch into the new intel matrix raid as i have just bought a mobo that supports it without knowing :P, iv been running a raid0 with 2 WD 6400ks and has been well and all,
now this new raid controller will let me use raid0 and raid 1 on the same disks at the same time (not 0+1) so i was going to buy another 640 hdd and run raid 0 with half of the total space and raid 1 on the 2nd half.
upon reading up on this i discoverd this website and some tips on incressing performance with this exact setup http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.a...tno=206&pgno=3
how ever it says on that page to put raid 0 on the inner tracks and raid 1 on the outer, and also partitioning the raid0 1st will use the inner tracks 1st towards the outer.
this is the exact opasite of how i thort this works. i always assumed it use'd the outer 1st and went to the inner, and that also a raid0 performed better on out outer part.
sorry for the long post but if any one could show me the best way to set this up it would be much appreciated.
(3 drives with raid0 and raid 1 on the new intel matrix raid controller that allows raid0 and raid1 on the same disks using different volumes)
I've used 2 Raid 5 setups each with 3HHD's in each with no problems at all.
Originally Posted by alexp999
This seems entirely pointless IMO, the whole point in Raid 1 is to protect against hard drive failure, put if the mirror is on the same HDD then it isn't providing any backup.
Plus you will increase the work the drive heads have to do, moving backwards and forwards between the partitions, and probably end up with lower performance thean you have now.
Yeah it's why i use raid 5, Al though having partitions does not make the raid slower.