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Raiding different raptors, what can i expect? can it be done

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  1. Xazax

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    Well i got my hand on alot of left over raptors i have a 160GB SATA 3.0(dell OEM), i traded Athlonx2 for his 150GB raptorX and i have dual 36GB Raptors..

    Would it be possible to put all four together and make a RAID 0 array, if so Would it be worth it, would it work... since there all 10k Raptor there shouldnt be any problems?

    another thing im thinking of is If i just Raid the two 150/160GB am i going to see any increase by throwing in the other 36GB raptors
     
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    i raided that raptorX and the raptor i got from you and all was fine...was actually slower than a single drive though
     
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    Really? did you check speeds, what about the 36GB ones? i was thinking that the more HDD's you add the better speed you can get because of the combined power.

    BTW how is my poor raptor doing? i was going to do RAID but i wanted the GPU and case more :)
     
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    its awesome..210mb/s i love her
     
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    From what I understand with RAID0 you would get a total of 144Gbs out of all four of your drives hooked togther for Raid 0 since the smallest drive would be 36Gbs. Your best option would be just sitting up a JBOD which would combine the sizes of your drives but not lose space. With JBOD your not going to see any speed increases however.
     
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    You shouldn't RAID drives togeather unless they're exactly the same drive, unless you're running them in JBOD, which is next to useless IMO.
     
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    Ok well speaking of just doing the 144GB Option, That be a great speed all around right? just not storage wise.

    And if i just did the 160GB/150GB raptor there should be much of a problem?
     
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    RAID 0 generally does BEST with drives that are exactly the same. Even firmware can cause issues of the same drives, look @ the WD Black 1Tb's when they first came out. I tried RAID 0 with them and it was horrible!! What #'s did the 160/150 RAID 0 setup give you?

    Here's my 250Gb WD's in Raid 0 8mb/32mb test:
     

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    Another question.. the more 150GB Raptors/160s i have the more speed and performance i get right? Like say i get my hands on 4 raptors and do a RAID 0 array with 6 Raptors thats going to be crazy in speed correct? but what about storage how does that work, do they add up?
     

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