Added is an evaluation ofRAID-0 Stripe vsfault-tolerant RAID-5 :
RAID-5 offers outstanding performance for reads , and very good performance for writes. Since reads are generally far more common, the practical implication is that RAID-5 performance in the OWC Thunderbay 8 is outstanding for most all uses with the benefit offault tolerance. The speed difference vs RAID-0 will be of nil consequene with most all applications. Besides, running an 8-driveRAID-0 stripe is unwise, due to the risk of losing the entire volume from a drive failure.
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OWC ThunderBay 8: RAID-0 vs RAID-5 speed vs transfer size