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RAID0 4 80gb hard drives?

I have access to 4 80gb hard drives (early sata, 2003 ish) and want to know if anyone else has experimented with the speeds of them in RAID.
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  1. The speeds will still be less than a single SSD and 4 Drives in Raid 0 would be extremely unreliable as if one drive fails all the Data on all the drives will be lost.

    Mechanical Hard Drives In Raid 0 dont really feel that much faster. Have tried 2 1TB 7200rpm drives in raid 0 before, but an SSD is on a whole other level of responsiveness.
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    Actually I do.
    I had two pc's setup with raid0 using two 80 WD jb drives and when I upgraded one pc I threw the extra drives into the other.

    Using motherbd raid I first tried a 4 drive raid 5.
    - performance was simply awful. LoL

    Next I setup a 4 drive raid 0
    - Performance had improved alot and was almost a match for the upgraded system that was using the new (then) Seagate 320gb's with PMR recording technology in a two drive raid0. The Seagates were topping out at at around 160GB/s sequential reads and the fours 80's were doing about 150.

    edit - I just wanted to add that I still have those drives. LoL
  3. popatim said:
    Actually I do.
    I had two pc's setup with raid0 using two 80 WD jb drives and when I upgraded one pc I threw the extra drives into the other.

    Using motherbd raid I first tried a 4 drive raid 5.
    - performance was simply awful. LoL

    Next I setup a 4 drive raid 0
    - Performance had improved alot and was almost a match for the upgraded system that was using the new (then) Seagate 320gb's with PMR recording technology in a two drive raid0. The Seagates were topping out at at around 160GB/s sequential reads and the fours 80's were doing about 150.

    edit - I just wanted to add that I still have those drives. LoL


    my current hdd gets ~60/70 read write :'C
  4. want 'em?
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