Raid ? Tags: Hard Drives Performance Western Digital NAS / RAID Storage Last response: December 6, 2012 4:32 AM in Storage Share mechmechanic December 6, 2012 4:12:04 AM Hello, I am building a new system and want to raid my drives for performance. I have 4 250gb wd drives and a 500gb wd dirve. Which raid setup will work better using some or all of my drives? More about : raid DarkSable a b G Storage December 6, 2012 4:32:25 AM Uhm, I'd raid the 250 GB drives in a raid 5 or 10 - that way you get the speed of RAID 0 with the reliability of RAID 1. Then use the 500GB drive for data that doesn't need speed. m 0 l HugoStiglitz a b G Storage December 6, 2012 4:32:51 AM Raid 0 will give you the performance increase. however you will need to use drives of the same size and speed to get best results. (4x250gb in raid 0) A big downside to raid 0 is the fact that if one of the 250's die then ALL of the data on all 4 of the drives is lost. Raid 10 is a great idea but you will loose 50% of your storage capacity. most basic & onboard raid controllers will only support raid modes 1 and 0 Raid 0 with 4x250 gb HDD's will probally give between 80-150mb/s read / write. a single 128 or 256gb SSD will give easily 450mb/s read & write all that being said. getting a single 128 or 256gb SSD will blow any raid setup with the drives you mentioned. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRaid 5 on asus rampage iv formula Forum SolvedConverting OS HDD from IDE to ACHI/RAID Forum SolvedAsus P9X79 LE RAID issue. Forum SolvedRAID 0 Recovery Forum SolvedHardware RAID1 & ASRock Motherboard Forum SolvedLost hard drive raid when reinstall windows 7 Forum SolvedRAID 0 Assistance Forum SolvedSetting up RAID on an already running machine Forum SolvedCan I put an x8 RAID controller into an x16 PCIe slot? Forum SolvedIf i RAID two hard drives on one computer will they still be in RAID on a second? Forum SolvedNew laptop went dead after setting SATA to RAID in Bios Forum SolvedRAID 5 issues Forum SolvedWhat is Raid? Forum SolvedSSD Raid 0 Forum SolvedZ97A, does it support RAID? Forum SolvedUpgrading my Home PC to incorporate SSD + RAID or JBOD Forum SolvedSetting up RAID. Forum SolvedSSD Raid 0 dual 512 gig drives... is this hard to set up? Forum SolvedWhat's the best RAID.? Forum Solvedhow to setup raid 0 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !