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 SolvedRunning one program on a hard drive vs several programs? Forum Using 2T USB drive for several backup partitions Forum One larg partition, or several small partitions? (Bside sys part.) Forum How can I use the same Ghost image on several partitions? Forum How can I use the same Ghost image on several partitions? Forum several questions sblive vs audigy4 vs usb to midi patch cord Forum how to get win8 back on my laptop, no os/recovery discs, hdd severe failure Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !