Solved

Would a raid 0 benefit a gaming server?

Hi,

Like to get some input would a raid 0 benefit a gaming server?

This server is running three different servers two are for public gaming (halo combat evolved each hosting 16 players) and 1 other one for private TeamSpeak (a non - public server 32 people)




- thanks
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about would raid benefit gaming server
  1. It'd likely load new maps quicker, but other than that the performance difference will likely be negligible. Also, RAID 0 doubles your chance of HD failure (if either drive fails, the whole partition fails.)
  2. Hi Dekasav,

    So than 6 smaller drives in a raid 10 would be the better thought and safer?
    And thank you for your comments
  3. Best answer
    Raid 0 is not a true Raid - for a server you choose between Raid 5 or 10.
  4. Hi dEAne,

    Would a raid 10 be faster than 5? And how big of drives do you suggest?

    And thank you for the input
  5. You won't see any performance benefit from having a RAID - it doesn't matter how quickly anything loads on the, the data rate coming out to your client apps will be slow enough to negate that speed.

    Having a RAID 1 will give data stored on the server some fault tolerance though.
  6. Best answer selected by Poppasmurf.
Ask a new question

Read More

Gaming Servers NAS / RAID Components