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OS on SSD, DATA on which kind of RAID?

Hi All,

I will be setting up a new rig and putting my OS and Apps on a SSD (C Drive), and then putting all DATA on a SATA Drive (D Drive). I would like data protection on the D Drive, and I was wondering, should I go Mirrored, RAID 5, RAID 6, or something else? I don't want to loose any performance, so I can get a performance gain or atleast stay the same speed as a single drive that would great.
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  1. I don't want to sound like a prick, but RAID is not for data protection. It's for redundancy. It's designed to make sure you can always have access to you data in the event of a hard drive failure. If the drive falls prey to a virus or an accidental delete the RAID won't do a thing.

    Really a single hard drive set to backup periodically will do a better job as a data backup.
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    msllc said:
    Hi All,

    I will be setting up a new rig and putting my OS and Apps on a SSD (C Drive), and then putting all DATA on a SATA Drive (D Drive). I would like data protection on the D Drive, and I was wondering, should I go Mirrored, RAID 5, RAID 6, or something else? I don't want to loose any performance, so I can get a performance gain or atleast stay the same speed as a single drive that would great.


    That depends on the size of your data...
    Less than 4TB, then use an external drive and run Free-FileSync.

    DIY HW raid with PCIe card
    stand-alone SPM393/SPM394 you would get about 230~250MB/s
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