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 SolvedWhy is Raid 0 not showing double capacity Forum SolvedRAID 1: Intel Rapid Storage Tech vs. Windows drivers Forum SolvedCan I add 2 HDDs in RAID and keep my main HDD single? Forum SolvedOdd Connector from Old Raid Controller Forum Solvedis it better to get 2 ssd and put them in raid or one big ssd Forum SolvedHow do I get this RAID 0 Stripe off? Forum SolvedAsus Maximus VII Gene Raid Support Forum SolvedSSD or RAID 0 Forum Solvedclone raid to single ssd Forum SolvedSlow write speed on intel Raid 5 (6xRED 4tb) Forum SolvedIntel ssd 730 480 & 240 gb raid 0 ? Forum SolvedRaid Drivers need for Installation Forum Solvedneed help with setting up a RAID Forum SolvedRAID array help Forum 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 SolvedHard drive conflicts RAID Forum SolvedHardware RAID1 & ASRock Motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !