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    This is a question I have and would like to know from BG community.

    Would a WD red drive - meant for NAS - be any different in a standalone, raid 0 set-up? I mean will there be much tangible, noticeable performance hitches?

    I know some enthusiasts using this and they mentioned these drives have unexpected failure precedence. After 2 months they might just go boom. Another thing I heard, from only 1 guy, that though the drive performs fine, sometimes when he goes to the drive and clicks on any sub-folder, for a few seconds, activity seems to just freeze and then the folder opens. Like a hiccup. He said this happens on and off for him, esp when machine is started after a long inactivity.

    So yeah - gimme ur cents.

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    Using a device NOT meant for redundancy in a raid ...0 setup is asking for it.

    If you want to invite Murphy all that much, well, you should go for it. For anything else, it should probably be RE4s in raid 1 or 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Using a device NOT meant for redundancy in a raid ...0 setup is asking for it.

    If you want to invite Murphy all that much, well, you should go for it. For anything else, it should probably be RE4s in raid 1 or 10.
    Lol. Nice phrasing. Thanx 4 input.

    The failure rate report was from an IT acquaintance whom had it in a NAS set-up. The increased latency report came from some1 using it as a stand-alone. Can I ask, latency ta ki howa uchit? Shudn't these drives have more or less the same range of read, write, accessing speeds?

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    Latency is ignorable, and performance will probably be fine.

    Either way, anyone concerned about latency should be using HWraid with SSDs anyway.

    However, may I recommend upgrading to 2x the current capacity and then using raid 1 instead? It's probably the best way to go to have SOME redundancy (MDraid / raid-z have come a long way) and still have the same capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Latency is ignorable, and performance will probably be fine.

    Either way, anyone concerned about latency should be using HWraid with SSDs anyway.

    However, may I recommend upgrading to 2x the current capacity and then using raid 1 instead? It's probably the best way to go to have SOME redundancy (MDraid / raid-z have come a long way) and still have the same capacity.

    Amateur Question:
    If i raid-faid two ssd, how fast it would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post

    Amateur Question:
    If i raid-faid two ssd, how fast it would be?
    Depends on which raid level, what the raw performance level of the two individual SSDs are and if there's any in memory caching involved (Cachecade from LSI / z from Adaptec / Flashcache or ZFS cache for software raid, et al.)

    Windows is not the environment for raiding unless you can afford a good raid card and go hardware, sadly. JBOD raid is horrendous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Depends on which raid level, what the raw performance level of the two individual SSDs are and if there's any in memory caching involved (Cachecade from LSI / z from Adaptec / Flashcache or ZFS cache for software raid, et al.)

    Windows is not the environment for raiding unless you can afford a good raid card and go hardware, sadly. JBOD raid is horrendous.
    Much appreciated. Though dint understand a $hit.

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