Which would be better performing? Tags: NAS / RAID Controller Intel Performance Storage Last response: February 24, 2010 8:21 PM in Storage Share dgingeri a b G Storage February 24, 2010 3:02:33 PM Currently, I have a 3X750GB RAID 0 array on the Intel controller with my X58 chipset. I have considered using my highpoint 2300 (PCIe X1 connector) to set up a 4X750GB RAID 5 array, but I'm not sure about performance. There is also the option of using the existing drives in a RAID 0 if that would improve performance, but I think it is slower than the Intel controller at RAID 0. I back up every night, so I wouldn't lose hardly any data if a drive failed, but it would be nice to be able to keep going. Would performance of the RAID 5 array be that much slower, or faster? Would there be any difference? More about : performing sub mesa a c 127 G Storage February 24, 2010 4:24:57 PM It would be slower yes. Why do you want to drop your RAID0? Do you have a (full) backup of the data? Never rely on RAID alone to protect your data. A RAID5 is just as (in)secure as a single disk, in my opinion. dgingeri a b G Storage February 24, 2010 8:21:46 PM I was hoping to keep the system running in case of drive failure, so I could just rebuild the array once the replacement came in. I do have a full backup, done once a week on Mondays at 9AM, with incremental backups done daily at 9AM. If RAID 0 on 3 drives is faster than RAID 5 on 4 drives, then I'll keep this setup. It would be too much of a PITA to rebuild Windows 7 for just that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which is a better performing card Stock/Overclocked (POLL) *plan on buying today* Forum SolvedWhich Build would offer the better performance? (How much does CPU really matter over the GPU? ) Forum SolvedWhich one is better in terms of durability, battery life, build quality and performance Forum SolvedWhich memory will perform better? Forum SolvedCooler master cosmos se vs NZXT Phantomm 530, which performs better? Forum SolvedWhich would give my pc better performance? Forum SolvedLenovo or Asus? Which one is the better 'Performer'? Forum SolvedWhich has better performance Forum SolvedWhich of these two motherboards would be better for gaming, overclocking and have better overall performance? Forum SolvedIntel Atom Help - which has better performance; an Intel atom Z3740 or Intel Atom Z2760 Forum SolvedWhich CPU has better performance Forum SolvedWhich GTX 770 2GB is better for the performance Forum Solvedwhich is better performer? Forum Solvedwhich will perform better cooler master x6 (not elite) or cooler master 212x? Forum SolvedWhich of these cards will perform better? Forum Solvedwhich is better company sony or dell in terms of absolute processor performance Forum SolvedWhich CPU intel is better for gaming and a good performance Forum Solvedwhich is better in gaming performance? Forum SolvedWhich component should I upgrade for better gaming performance? Forum SolvedHD 6670 2GB or HD 6570 4GB, which will perform better on playing FC3, Skyrim, Crysis? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !