Is RAID 0 really worthwhile ?
Jan 31st, 2013, 08:50
Hello. I bought a Lacie 2 Lacie 2Big 8TB Thunderbolt hard drive which comes as a RAID 0 volume, I planned to use this way 0 volume in order to have the full 8TB capacity and a fast reading/writing rate I realise that it is really hard to make partitions out of a RAID volume. Indeed, with the disk as I received it (already formatted in RAID 0) you can't do it in the "disk utilities" from OS X. This is why I ask myself, If having partitions on a RAID 0 disk isn't dangerous ? Could this disk have three partitions and still keep the advantages of the RAID 0 ? In fact now my the big question I'm asking myself is ; Is the RAID 0 really worthwhile when you are only working with audio only, using logic pro and streaming soundbanks ? As a thunderbolt device, Would there be any difference in term of performance between a simple "mac os extended" volume and a "RAID 0" one? So Considering my needs, do you think that I'd better; 1) Format this drive and only use it as a "mac os x extended" volume, so as I can keep the 8TB and make partitions as I want to. 2) Use it as a RAID 0 drive, partitioning it or not. Could you please advice me? Thank you very much. Best.Reply