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Matt Stoltz
Use volume mode on raid set up or not??
on Jan 4, 2011 at 6:11:41 pm

Hey All

I use a 2 drive housing Sans Digital enclosure. I have 2 1TB drives in there using it in a raid 0 setup

Now the settings on the housing itself give me the option to use the enclosure as a 2 TB "Volume" drive or just using it as a 2TB drive.

What is the "Volume" referring to? Is it better to use your drives in a raid volume mode

Please help

thanks

Matt


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Fred Jodry
Re: Use volume mode on raid set up or not??
on Jan 10, 2011 at 3:32:22 pm

Make a really small (~40 GB or smaller) partition on each and test for yourself. Then you can zero out past the partitions and use your own best result.


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Matt Stoltz
Re: Use volume mode on raid set up or not??
on Jan 18, 2011 at 3:49:54 pm

Fred

thanks for your response but Im really not sure what you mean --can you explain a little more -especially zero out past the partitions -

you kinda lost me there

matt


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Fred Jodry
Re: Use volume mode on raid set up or not??
on Jan 19, 2011 at 6:44:50 am

Instead of having to swap to a spare set of work hard drives every time you want to test "volumes setups", a new tweak in your software, or whatever, have 2 per cent of each drive, after the main partition, set up as a test partition to test something. When you are done, wipe out the test such as deleting folders, or reach for a software utility to delete and zero out the test partition (on each work drive) and then make new ones (test partitions).


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Fred Jodry
Re: Use volume mode on raid set up or not??
on Jan 19, 2011 at 7:00:18 am

Whoa, Matt. It looks like you should ask the manufacturer or seller of the drives what this volumes stuff is. Sometimes the manufacturers give us too few instructions. Other times I think they`re writing exciting and different chapters about as fast as Rudyard Kipling would.


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