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February 26, 2013 1:36:58 AM

1x WD 250GB SATA / 1x WD 1TB black SATA

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1x Plextor M5-PRO 128SSD / 1x WD 1TB black SATA

Q1: is RAID 0 setting should use a the same HDD or can I just use different kind of HDD?

Q2: should raid 0 be set first before installing the OS?

Q3: if a SSD and a 1TB HDD set as raid 0, is the R/W speed run as SSD speed?

Q4: how if used a two the same SSD and set it to raid 0, is the speed runs almost double?

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February 26, 2013 2:10:50 AM

chanwei21 said:
Q1: is RAID 0 setting should use a the same HDD or can I just use different kind of HDD?


A RAID array can have any types of drives; but you will get the best performance if the drives are identical.

Q2: should raid 0 be set first before installing the OS? said:
Q2: should raid 0 be set first before installing the OS?


Yes, your array has to be created before you can install an O/S on it.

Q3: if a SSD and a 1TB HDD set as raid 0, is the R/W speed run as SSD speed? said:
Q3: if a SSD and a 1TB HDD set as raid 0, is the R/W speed run as SSD speed?


No. A RAID-0 array's Read/Write performance is based upon the drive in the array with the slowest Read/Write speeds; so if you mix an SSD and a HDD in the same array you are not using the SSD for the reason you bought it -- speed.

Also a RAID-0's total capacity is based upon the drive in the array with the smallest capacity.
So if you RAID-0 a 128GB drive and a 1TB drive your array's total capacity (before formatting) would be 256GB.

Q4: how if used a two the same SSD and set it to raid 0, is the speed runs almost double? said:
Q4: how if used a two the same SSD and set it to raid 0, is the speed runs almost double?


Your benchmark results will be close to double. In real-world use you probably won't notice the difference between 2 SSD's in RAID-0 and just using them as separate drives.

The exception where I would recommend SSDs in RAID-0 is if the drive sizes are small.
I would recommend 2 64GB SSDs in RAID-0.
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February 26, 2013 3:16:26 AM

thanks for the info :D 
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March 1, 2013 4:22:31 AM

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