steved4 19:43 19 Jan 2006

I was wondering,do all raid configurations slow down a pc,and is it worth the loss of performance?

  xania 19:50 19 Jan 2006

Depends. If you use RAID to replicate your drives, then there will be an overhead, but if you use it to stripe your reasds and writes between drives, there could be a payback.

  Totally-braindead 19:50 19 Jan 2006

The RAID called striping does not slow your computer down at all, it speeds it up. It splits the programs between the 2 hard drives and when used the hard drives can send the information twice as fast as 1 hard drive.

  ade.h 20:12 19 Jan 2006

RAID 1 does not slow a PC's read/write performance at all. Not in the slightest. A RAID chipset is fundamentally a routing device like a standard IDE controller, and waiting for twp HDDs that are functioning totally simultaneously will be no different to waiting for one HDD of the same spec.

RAID 5 slows a PC, but that is not really a solution worth using.

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