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  1. Thank you so much! It was for my computer science class so I figured I'd post it here in case it helps someone.
  2. Not technically. I would recommend it though as if you did create the array with the two different drive sizes then there will only be the space of the smaller drive. This is only if they are the same model drives though. If they are two completely drives then they will not work at all as far as I know.
  3. In order to implement RAID 10 it is necessary to have at least 4 drives, and if you have an odd number of drives, one of the drives will be used to replace another in case it fails. With that being said, establishing a RAID 10 array is very simple. First, make sure that in your computer's BIOS settings, RAID is enabled. This does not turn on any form of RAID, but rather makes it to where the BIOS doesn’t stop the array from being created. Once you have done this, it is important to make sure that your drives are the same size model. If they are not you can still create the storage array, but none of the benefits of RAID will actually take place or they will only be able to have the size of the smallest drive. After you have verified this, go into the control panel, which can be done by simply typing it into the windows search bar. Go into system and security and then click on manage storage spaces. Press the create a new pool and storage space button and then if it prompts you to be able to make changes to your device, click yes. From the drive selection menu, if you have 4 drives that are going to be in the array, make 2 different pools, each with 2 drives in it. With each pool go into the resiliency heading and change the resiliency type to two mirror. Now do this with the other set of drives so that you will have two different pools of storage, each with mirroring which is also known as RAID 1. This effectively gives you two usable drives, but there is still more to do. Now that you have your two pools in RAID 1, it is time to implement RAID 0 in each of the pools with each other. To do this, open up disk management by simply typing it into the windows search bar and clicking on it. Now delete each volume to clear out the storage, this is needed for RAID 0 as it is going to take each volume and put part of it into each other so that it will have the performance benefits. Once you have done this for each of your arrays, right click onto one of the drive pairs that is going to be in the array and select new striped volume. In the new window that will open up, select the other RAID 1 arrays that are going to be put in and then click next. Finally, go through the Windows prompts and wait for the array to finish being built. You may need to restart your computer to get the array working, but other than that your RAID 10 array should be completely working.
  4. RAID 0 - RAID 0 is for the people who want the best performance and are willing to sacrifice drive safety in order to implement it.This version of RAID takes your drives and puts them in a single volume, instead of having two 1.5 TB drives, you get one 3 TB volume. This sounds like it wouldn’t do anything until you realize that this sounds similar to dual channel memory. Instead of putting in and taking what you are doing out of a single drive, it takes half of each and puts it in or takes it out of both drives. While this does not always double the performance, it will make it much faster and for people who just want the fastest storage, it could be worth it. In order to implement RAID 0, you must have at least two drives. The main downside of this form of RAID is that if one drive fails, both fail, with no way to recover that data because there is no redundancy. Because of this, it is not advisable to to use this on the drive that your operating system is on. RAID 1 - This nearly the opposite of RAID 0. It is for the people that need their data at all costs and are willing to sacrifice half of their total storage for it, although it does not change read or write speed in any dramatic way, it does make write speeds slower. RAID 1 needs at least two drives in order to be implemented. It takes your data and duplicates one drive, onto another one; this makes it to where you cannot use that drive for anything except redundancy. This makes it to where if one drive fails, there is always a back up that the drive can be rebuilt off of. RAID 5 - This is the version of RAID that most people would benefit from the most. It takes the data and splits part of it across each of the three or more disks that is needed, while also repeating parts of data across all drives. This means that not much total storage is lost, and it increases performance, although not as much as RAID 0. RAID 5 is the most common version of RAID because it has a good balance of safety and speed. Even if one drive fails, it can be rebuilt; the only danger in this is that if another drive breaks while this is happening, all storage is lost. RAID 10 - This is a combination of RAID 1 and RAID 0, hence the name RAID 10. It takes your data and repeats it across all disks, and takes data out of multiple disks at once as well, but since it has to put the same data across all disks, right performance is decreased and the total storage available is cut in half due to the mirroring of data. With that being said, it is very fault tolerant and is one of the safer forms of RAID. The minimum number of disks needed in order to have it is 4 so it is going to be pretty expensive, but for some people it would be the right option to use.
  5. I have thought about it but I don't think the gains of RAID would be enough if to offset the extra power it and complexity it takes to run a virtual machine. I think the best thing to do would just install each OS on different drives and then just not use RAID on the on the one that has two drives (most likely Windows). Thank you for the ideas though. I may still use a virtual machine for other things; I just do not think that that would be the best way to do it with my hardware. Maybe when I upgrade CPU, RAM, storage, and hopefully GPU but as of now my hardware is to out of date to do something like that with negligible performance differences.
  6. So with 3 storage devices ( probable 2 for windows and 1 for linux ) I could still use RAID on all of them at once or set up different each. For instance nothing on linux, but RAID 0 on the windows ssd.
  7. I am fairly new to both RAID and linux and I am wondering if it is possible to run pop os and windows 10 at the same time and also use RAID 5 to get the performance and safety improvements that come along with that. The only reason I am skeptical is that there a different drivers for both operating systems needed (I assume) and that they might try and interfere with each other. If anybody knows what happens if I do this I would be happy is someone could explain so that I do not have to risk my entire system.