software RAID-0 recommendations

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Sep 8 01:22:35 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 03:11:37PM -0500, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
> > all RAID 0 does is double your chance of catastrophic
> > drive failure.
> what about doubling your read/write speed?  =P
> p.s. i do understand that you won't get exactly linear speedup for each hard
> drive added to a RAID-0, but i'm just sayin...

It's unlikely to be even close to linear. I'd be surprised if you get a
real-world performance improvement of 10%. It just ain't worth it.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at        <>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <>

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