Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

OS on SSD, DATA on which kind of RAID?

Last response: in Storage
Share
October 7, 2013 10:22:50 PM

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.

More about : ssd data kind raid

a b G Storage
October 7, 2013 10:46:27 PM

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.
m
0
l

Best solution

a b G Storage
October 10, 2013 7:16:04 PM

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
Share
!