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Seagate and Western Digital RAID 0?

Last response: in Storage
September 9, 2013 10:20:26 PM

Hi guys, I have a Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm and a WesternDigital Green 1TB 5400/7200rpm (nots sure), I was wondering if I should do a RAID 0 configuration with both of these drives. Would I get better performance and how many GBs of storage will I have available? Thanks guys.

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a c 108 G Storage
September 9, 2013 10:25:11 PM

You'd only have 1TB total, and not a significant improvement - the Green drives spin at 5400RPM.
a b G Storage
September 9, 2013 10:28:59 PM

Since Raid 0 uses a striped array both of the drives used have to be of the same size.

It will combine the overall size of the drives and merge them into, or present it as one drive in windows.

Example: Two 500Gb drives in a raid 0 array close to 1Tb of space after a format and install of windows os.

You will get a slight increase in read and write performance by setting up a raid array with two drives.
But they will never match a single SSD drive in through put on reading or writing.