More Reviews
REVIEWS Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review
Kingston's newest headset delivers comfort and quality without breaking the bank.

NES Remix 2 Review
DJ Nintendo is back with yet another remix of its iconic classic NES titles. Will the DJ be asked to put it on repeat? Or should this have been lost in the shuffle?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Skylanders Trap Team Preview
Don't worry, folks. Admiral Ackbar is all over this.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Release date: 05/20/14

Drakengard 3
Release date: 05/21/14


LATEST FEATURES Bandai Namco's Global Gamers Day Showcase
In Las Vegas, Ryan Bates and I poured through Bandai Namco's full catalogue of titles and learn what the publisher has in store this year.

The Gaming Charities at PAX East 2014
Pause your game and make a difference. Gamers can go beyond player two by helping many others with these charities.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
So much more than war...
By shandog137
Posted on 04/18/14
The recent blog, Peace in the Era of Call of Duty  really made me think about war games that dig deeper than simply a kill streak reward. The first game that came to mind was Spec-Ops: The Line and although I haven’t played it, I began to wonder if it did the war genre as...

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   SmartFeedSmartFeed   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Pillage and RAID the HDD

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> PC
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mobius_Sean



Joined: 18 Sep 2006
Posts: 83

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Pillage and RAID the HDD Reply with quote

Was running out of room on my single TB so I picked up a new identical drive. Debated about going RAID or JBOD since I had 973GB worth of data. Eventually had the epiphany the decision would only get harder as I added more data, so I yanked the band-aid off quickly. Backed up critical files and saved games, blanked the HDD and served up 2 platters of RAID 0. Tested with my modded Kerbal Space Program directory and was very pleasantly surprised with the better load times.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
danielrbischoff



Joined: 13 Nov 2009
Posts: 8794

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I'm a Mac which means I'm actually the cool-level equivalent of John Hodgman in these forums, so what's the fuckin' difference?
_________________
http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/women-who-rock-modern-gaming
http://www.gamerevolution.com/manifesto/gr-strips-5-he-makes-his-own-luck-24633
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/recovery-search-and-rescue
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sourdeez
Does it use DX12?!?


Joined: 12 Feb 2012
Posts: 1941

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raid 0 is mirroring your drive across two hard drives so you have quicker read and write times.
It does not give you the safety of Raid 1 which is one hard drive mirrored onto the other. Most people dont use Raid 1 unless they have some critically important data that absolutely should not be lost.
JBOD is "Just Bunch Of Disks"

I run two SSDs in Raid 0 for my OS and my games. I will never go back.

Enjoy your new setup Mobius_Sean. If you ever get a chance you should try out a system with a SSD. The price has really dropped now to the point that we have one in every gaming pc and laptop in our house.
_________________
“Yeah but when does EA come in when your trying for auto erotic asphyxiation and decide that you are really trying to commit suicide? Then they force you to do what they want.”


Last edited by Sourdeez on Fri May 17, 2013 1:10 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mobius_Sean



Joined: 18 Sep 2006
Posts: 83

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep getting tempted toward SSD as they come down, especially since I have the CM Storm Stryker case. It has a SATA dock built into the top where you can just hot swap SSDs. I mainly have just a butt-ton of games, but anything critical like school stuff and 3DS projects get backed up on an external drive. Someday I'll take the plunge, but having an older gaming rig in the family that has had a (knock on wood) fault-free RAID 0 since 2006, I'm fairly comfortable with my setup. On the plus side I won't have to blank the drives to add an SSD.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sourdeez
Does it use DX12?!?


Joined: 12 Feb 2012
Posts: 1941

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah welcome to the PC Master Race if this is your first time.

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/508/702/812.jpg

If this isnt your first time

_________________
“Yeah but when does EA come in when your trying for auto erotic asphyxiation and decide that you are really trying to commit suicide? Then they force you to do what they want.”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
213EDD



Joined: 07 Sep 2007
Posts: 270

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


_________________
Lien wrote:
No matter what happens on TPS, Edd always win. He always wins.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
madster111
The Original Pie Lover


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 6185

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking about rebuilding my desktop with new drives recently. I have too many of them (7) that could easily be replaced because they're all 500gb except for a lone 1tb.
1x 120gb Samsung 840
2x 1tb WD Blacks in RAID 0
1x 1tb Seagate (already in there)

I think that would be much better. Faster, more energy efficient, more space.

If i had mad cash i'd RAID up some 840 Pros and enjoy a windows that boots faster than the BIOS.
_________________
Optimus-Crime wrote:
OUR MONKEY SHINE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h8_F-_a6ko
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Sourdeez
Does it use DX12?!?


Joined: 12 Feb 2012
Posts: 1941

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raid0 SSDs is awesome. You wont regret it Madster.
_________________
“Yeah but when does EA come in when your trying for auto erotic asphyxiation and decide that you are really trying to commit suicide? Then they force you to do what they want.”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> PC All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum