June 22nd, 2006, 12:51 AM
Raid 0 external hard drives?
Is it possible to run two or more external USB 2.0 hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration? I'd like to connect some faster external drive solutions to a laptop.
June 22nd, 2006, 02:45 AM
you would really trust a RAID0 array for data? if so, maxtor makes a RAID0 capable enclosure.
June 22nd, 2006, 05:47 AM
what i meant was, is it possible to plug 2 identical external usb hard drives into two SEPERATE usb 2.0 ports on a laptop and use them in RAID 0 configuration? like a "cheap person's external raid 0?"
June 22nd, 2006, 06:17 AM
Nope. Your lappy would need to have a USB Raid Controller...and can't say that I've ever seen one.....Then there's the issue that most USB devices aren't seen till Windows boots up....
June 22nd, 2006, 06:50 AM
RAID0 over USB2 would be slow even if you could get it to work. You're barking up the wrong tree.
June 22nd, 2006, 05:32 PM
Thanks for your recommendations. Can I just use the 1394 (Firewire 400) port of the laptop to connect the RME FireFace? How many MB/s bandwidth does recording 8-10 tracks of 24bit/88.2khz simultaneously use? If 1394a provides enough bandwidth, I'm hoping I can just use an eSATA express card to connect to some nice RAID 0 eSATA hard drive(s) enclosure capable of ~100-170MB/S . What do you all think?
Last edited by dejacky1; June 22nd, 2006 at 05:43 PM.
June 22nd, 2006, 06:52 PM
I'm not familiar with the Fireface, so you'll probably have to check the user manual. I would guess you can connect fine with firewire, but you'd have to look up the bandwidth specs.
why would you need RAID0 if you're encoding off of firewire? FW is limited to 400Mbps (50MBps) theoretically. You could get an eSATA enclosure with a single drive in that case.
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