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RAID no brainer

Last response: in Storage
November 16, 2009 3:10:42 AM

I was wondering...

1. Would it be possible to build on board RAID onto a Std HDD?

2. If so, could it be possible to use this RAID to strip or mirror (not much point if the whole disk fails) platters inside a HDD. Surely this would be useful from a performance point of view.

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a b G Storage
November 16, 2009 5:00:41 AM

Well, in the way you talk about it, such an arrangement already exists on the platters of contemporary hard disks. Data is spread across multiple platters.
a c 127 G Storage
November 16, 2009 12:03:02 PM

Striping on partitions of a single disk you mean? Yeah it'll be one big performance gangbang; seeking for every 128KiB (stripesize). Try it and you'll be amazed how slow HDDs really are. :D