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 125 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: ForumBottlenecked? gaming pc that should be performing better ? ForumHardware Mystery: GTX470 not performing much better than GTS250? ForumDell Performing Better than my Custom Built?! ForumIntegrated GPU performing better than Dedicated GPU ForumWhich system will give me better performance? fps, gigahertz, etc. ForumAMD Phenom II x4 955 vs AMD FX 4300 Performance-wise Which One Better ForumWhich laptop will give better gaming performance? ForumGaming performance wise, which computer is better ? ForumWhich will perform better ? Forum8800 GTX performing better than GTX 460 ForumWhich is better in performance ForumWhich do you think would perform better far gaming? ForumWhich graphics card is better for price and performance? ForumWhich Is Better Xbox Or PS3 (Performance Wise) ForumWhich would perform better ? ForumPerformance wise which one is better ? WD Caviar SE or Caviar Blue? ForumWhich card performs better ? ForumWhich laptop will perform better ? ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum[Solved] If Raid 0 is suppose to be better, why doesn't it improve my WEI? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !