several partitions vs several physical discs? Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID Storage Last response: December 24, 2007 1:17 PM in Storage Share januszian December 24, 2007 11:17:40 AM Which one is faster: - Two separate RAID 0 arrays with 4 physical discs (4x160 gb) - One RAID 0 array with 2 discs and two partitions (2x320 gb) Assuming that the end result from both is C: 320 GB and D: 320 GB. (and that all the harddrives have the same specs...) More about : partitions physical discs LoneEagle December 24, 2007 12:20:32 PM 4 drives in one RAID-0 will more risky to data lost because of one drive failure. Why you want absolutely 2 drive letter? May be you can look at RAID-5? What will be your backup procedure? I would choose two RAID-0 and use the second one as a backup (if you don't have an on-line backup or external backup). If speed is only matter, I would try both configuration and do benchmark. I would also look at Raptor 150. zenmaster December 24, 2007 1:17:30 PM LoneEagle said: I would choose two RAID-0 and use the second one as a backup (if you don't have an on-line backup or external backup). Ditto Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumseveral A8N-SLI Deluxe pre-purchase questions ForumI have several drives how can i tell which is which ForumIs my ASUS P5N-E SLI defective? Several problems... ForumWindows 7 takes several minutes to boot ForumTransferring files between physical hard drives ForumDisk partitions for performance? ForumRaptor vs . Raid 0 (4 drives) ForumSeveral questions ForumHow do I add more space to my HD Partition? Urgent ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external-inaccessible-missing partition ForumLicense Key on Toshiba Restore Discs ? ForumPros And cons of Dynamic Discs ... ForumThe Southbridge Battle: nforce 6 MCP vs . ICH7 vs . ICH8 ForumPhysical memory dump. ForumBoot from 2 discs Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumMerging two partitions ForumRAID + Partitions ForumAre partitions discrete areas? ForumCDRW Drive not reading any Discs More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !