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Is Raid 5 The Best For A Home Computer?


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I want the redundancy, and use my computer to do some pretty heavy gaming and stuff. Will RAID 5 perform ok for this?

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I want the redundancy, and use my computer to do some pretty heavy gaming and stuff.  Will RAID 5 perform ok for this?

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Well, seeing as its a mix of RAID 0 and 1, I guess it would be you're best option.

If you ask me, though, the redundency stuff is uesless, unless you have some sort of mission-critical setup.

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Well if you want speed and redundency you want RAID 0+1 That would be the "best" i believe RAID 5 wnt help you It just spans teh data across several drives, but it appears that it can tolerate the loss of one drive int eh array starnge info you can find on google lol

 

One of the most popular RAID levels, RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more drives. It is similar to RAID 4 except that it exchanges the dedicated parity drive for a distributed parity algorithm, writing data and parity blocks across all the drives in the array. This removes the "bottleneck" that the dedicated parity drive represents, improving write performance slightly and allowing somewhat better parallelism in a multiple-transaction environment, though the overhead necessary in dealing with the parity continues to bog down writes. Fault tolerance is maintained by ensuring that the parity information for any given block of data is placed on a drive separate from those used to store the data itself. The performance of a RAID 5 array can be "adjusted" by trying different stripe sizes until one is found that is well-matched to the application being used.

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