win xp 32 bit reboots after installing raid 0

Asus A7n8x-e deluxe motherboard
February 27, 2010 at 15:31:18
Specs: Windows XP, athlon/1024
A day ago I installed 2 sata drives (fujitsu 2.5 inch) on my MOBO, as a RAID 0
since then computer restarts sometimes,
really diff. to say what's a problem because it's rather without any reason

until 2 days ago system was OK
any ideas ??


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#1
February 27, 2010 at 16:33:28
It's not without reason, you just don't know what the reason is. Why are you running a RAID 0 config in the 1st place?

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#2
February 27, 2010 at 16:53:01
To speed up my pc a bit
I thought HDs on raid 0, runs faster
that was the idea
was I wrong ?

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#3
February 27, 2010 at 17:46:16
I thought HDs on raid 0, runs faster

That's the theory and it may well of held true in the days of slow hard disks. But these days in practice there is no advantage unless you a regularly reading and writing extremely large files and by that I means 1Gb + size.

The disadvantage with RAID 0 is that if a fault occurs on one disk there is no chance of data recovery as the data is spread across two disks. Best gt rid of RAID 0 and save yourself a lot of heartache - an unnecessary complication no advantage.

Stuart


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#4
February 27, 2010 at 18:03:24
it's strange what you saying,
please don't take it as attack on you, but I've read everywhere that RAID 0 makes your HD runs faster, faster reads and writes
I don't get it now....
you saying, that's no improvement at all.....
I know the bad site too...:)

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#5
February 27, 2010 at 18:25:46
please don't take it as attack on you, but I've read everywhere that RAID 0 makes your HD runs faster, faster reads and writes

Experience counts for more than theory. You wont find many on this site that have more than a few years experience advocating RAID 0.

Ten or fifteen years ago it might have take five seconds to write a file to disk. RAID 0 could have shaved 50% of that time, two and half seconds, a noticeable improvement. Today the same file could be written in one second. The same 50% only represents half a second. Is it worth all the hastle for half a second and in most cases much less.

The overheads required to manage RAID 0 wipe out any time saved with simultaneous writing. That is why I said there might be an advantage with extremely large files. The overheads are the same regardless of file size. The larger the file the smaller the percentage of time the that is needed to write the file.

Stuart


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#6
February 28, 2010 at 07:45:11
If you insist on running RAID 0, make sure to install a 3rd drive to use to backup all your important data, otherwise you're just flirting with disaster. Maybe a RAID 0+1 config would be a better choice? Also, the speed advantages of RAID 0 with just 2 HDD's is minimal...if you really want your data tranfers to be fast, you'd need 3, 4 or more disks in your RAID array.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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