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Lurker
14-11-2003, 18:51:17
Is it worth the trouble setting this up on a home PC? Usage will be mainly gaming, internet and music storage/burning.

Venom
14-11-2003, 18:57:59
No.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
14-11-2003, 19:10:15
What kind of RAID were you thinking of?

zmama
14-11-2003, 19:41:21
No

Asher
14-11-2003, 19:53:35
What trouble?

It took me 10 seconds to set up my RAID 0.

Though it is more trouble when you have used HDs. :D

I adore RAID0, but that's just me.

Lurker
14-11-2003, 19:57:02
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
What kind of RAID were you thinking of?

RAID 0, presumably. Data storage is not a big issue at home.

I can set up either configuration without the need to buy anything but another HD.

Venom
14-11-2003, 19:57:56
Again...No

Lurker
14-11-2003, 20:00:23
Originally posted by Asher


I adore RAID0, but that's just me.

Can you notice a difference in performance using RAID0 with type usage I've described?

Lurker
14-11-2003, 20:02:06
Originally posted by Venom
Again...No

Bah, you're no fun (even if you're right).

zmama
14-11-2003, 20:03:09
Again..No

Lurker
14-11-2003, 20:06:55
But "all of this increasingly rich content makes loss of content due to hard drive failure even more catastrophic. RAID has been the industry standard solution to this danger for years on servers, and is now available on desktop PCs."

I'd hate to get left behind.

zmama
14-11-2003, 20:20:26
Thats RAID 1 (or other like it) they're talking about. You'd have two hard drives or more but the usable size would be just like having one HD. That kind of RAID backs everything up to other hard drives. Fine if you're a business... but just what exactly do you have that needs that kind of redundancy?

Asher
14-11-2003, 20:45:55
Originally posted by Lurker
Can you notice a difference in performance using RAID0 with type usage I've described?
Yes. Windows boots much faster, games load faster, file copies move much faster, in games like Asheron's Call 2 the stuttering when entering a new region has been eliminated (the bottleneck was loading the textures from the HD).

Lurker
14-11-2003, 21:14:36
Originally posted by zmama
but just what exactly do you have that needs that kind of redundancy?

Porn. I need to back it up at least 3 ways to be safe. My computer is like the Louvre for porn -- way to valuable to be careless.

Anyway, if it makes things load faster, what's the harm? I'm gonna install it.

Sir Penguin
15-11-2003, 01:04:56
Yes.

SP

The Mad Monk
15-11-2003, 02:41:39
As per my other thread, I just got burned in a hard drive crash. :(

I bought a pair of 80 gig drives, and I'm now using the one to archive the other (except that I reserved one partition on the "main" drive for virtual memory, and reserved the corresponding partition on the other drive as a giant web cache).

UR suggested I go to RAID1, since I'll be doing the same thing manually anyway. I've been thinking about it.

Asher
15-11-2003, 04:26:45
Get 4 HDs and go RAID0+1 if you want speed and redundancy. :D

4 x 80 or so. :)

The Mad Monk
16-11-2003, 08:19:18
Nah. It's a PIII 450 with 196 RAM. If I needed speed, there are more fruitful areas to work on first. :)

MDA
17-11-2003, 21:46:30
VIDE0 killed the RAID0 *.

Venom
18-11-2003, 00:37:07
You ought to go to jail for that one.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
18-11-2003, 16:14:49
As if this place isn't punishment enough.

Sean
19-11-2003, 00:49:14
Originally posted by MDA
VIDE0 killed the RAID0 *.
:lol: that was genius.

Lurker
19-11-2003, 16:44:32
No it wasn't.

Gary
19-11-2003, 17:05:41
Well I liked it :D

Porn ? Surely you jest ? Unless you are going into business supplying copyright free pics, then stuff you looked at before is old hat (or old something anyway). There's a near inexhaustable supply of new pictures on the Net to tantalise you. Or are the Net police tracking your every move ?

Lurker
19-11-2003, 17:19:01
I can't comment on that.

Darkstar
19-11-2003, 23:33:08
Yeah, but the majority of the new porn has to be filtered. After all, most of it isn't going to be interesting to you, so you'll spend gobs of time throwing out what bores or disgusts you. It all boils down to your time invested into your picture selection. You see the same time invested with most picture collecting. Whether its a robot fetish anime or collecting Little Mermaid and Aladdin pics for your little ones. It's not that you cannot go out and find the pics again, it's the time involved in finding them and saving them.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-11-2003, 08:44:50
It could be huge porn downloads off KaZaA and eDonkey, you know the type.

I mean, um, know of the type.

Darkstar
20-11-2003, 23:00:22
No I don't. I don't run any P2P apps. Huge files? So that would be, what? Movies? For huge files, I suppose it would have to be movies, or big zip archives of themes or artists.

zmama
20-11-2003, 23:04:04
If the data is that precious, burn it to cd or dvd and store it off site.

Darkstar
20-11-2003, 23:26:50
That's what I do with my important data. Move it down to an external USB HD, and make monthly backups to CD-Rom.