Windows® 7 Raid 0
Tips on RAID 0 compatible with Windows 7
RAID means Redundant Array of Inexpensive (Independent) Disks. This method is used to combine all the hard drive into a single logical unit. There are several advantages for using this method. Fault tolerance throughput of the combined hard drive is higher when compared to independent hard drives. RAID system offers data recovery and can access data if any of the hard drive fails. Using this method in the system allows greater network availability and system up time. Another important feature of RAID system is that it provides greater performance. That is, RAID system allows parallel working of multiple drives, thereby providing greater performance and efficiency. One of the simplest RAID level is RAID 0. It is also called AID because there is no data redundancy in RAID 0. Another feature is that RAID 0 is compatible with Windows 7. We can use RAID system in Windows 7 operating system. Therefore we can combine different hard drives into a single logical unit
Performance, hardware requirements, and the ways to set up RAID 0 are given below:
- Hardware Requirements
- Raid setup on Windows 7
The failure rate of RAID 0 is low when compared to other levels. If we use multiple drives in RAID 0 system then there is a chance of increased failures. The performance of RAID 0 is excellent. RAID 0 allows each drive to independently read or write the data. Another factor is that the transfer speed of array is same as the transfer speed of all disks.
To setup RAID 0, the main system requirement are two or more hard drives and RAID adapters. If we are using a hard drive of 80 GB then we can set up a total disk capacity of 160 GB on RAID 0 systems. That is the total disk capacity of RAID is the sum of two hard drives. Some of the systems are available with in-built features; therefore we can install RAID from the BIOS settings.
Raid setup on Windows 7
RAIDS are of two types, software raid and hardware raid. Some of the motherboards have the ability to do RAID set-up in the BIOS settings. Therefore we can set up the RAID from the BIOS setting. We can enter into the BIOS setting while the booting process and can set up the RAID in the BIOS. Otherwise we can set up RAID using RAID adapters. In order to set up RAID in the system we need two or more hard drives. After the installation of the hard drive and adapters, configure the adapter in the BIOS.
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