[QUOTE=Sodom;2096395]Well yes, I know everything in theory. I also understand how RAID works. I was just asking whether RAID 0 increases mechanical disk failure or not? I personally believe that’s BS. Otherwise I know what will happen if any of these two would eventually give up.
I will have a seperate drive, bigger than these two together. I have everything in mind.
Here’s the link to that thread:
RAID-0 does NOT increase the chances of failure, over what you would expect with any 2 drives. Not one scintilla of difference. The alleged increase in failure is due to the simple fact that one of 2 drives is more likely to fail than any single drive. It doesn’t matter that type drive or array you use, if you’re not adequately backed up, you will certainly lose your data eventually.
That said, it’s also true that most RAID array failures are due to the controller, not the drives. The drives are fine, but the controller drops the array for whatever reason. This type failure is usually recoverable in the right hands.
I also add that using these particular drives in RAID-0 will offer very little in the way of improved performance, and will even be a bit slower in some respects. It will improve sustained transfer rates, which is rarely noticeable. In order to take advantage of the improved transfer rate, the array needs to be used in tandem with a drive or array that’s as fast or faster. IOW, it’s not faster unless it has someplace to write to or read from at that speed. It ALL depends on your use of the hardware.
If you can provide more info about your configuration and how you expect to gain speed, that would help. More often than not, you will gain more from having 2 separate physical drives, than from having 2 drives in RAID-0.
If you really want the max speed from a HDD, there’s still no other option than a WD Raptor or VelociRaptor.
FWIW, I’ve had more than one Raptor RAID-0 array running 24/7 for some years with no problems. I won’t use anything other than Raptors except for storage.