CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (53)
Studio Series (20)
Evolution Series (27)
G-DRIVE Family (41)
G-RAID Family (51)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (52)
G-CONNECT (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (15)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
Which RAID Set should I use?

Which RAID Set should I use?

Notes:

  • Please use the following chart to determine which RAID set you should use.
  • Please note that the G-Speed Q can only be used in either RAID 0 or RAID 5.
  • The G-Speed eS and G-Speed eS Pro will have different RAID sets available depending on the feature set of the RAID controller card you are using with the array.
RAID Level Description Advantage Disadvantage Ideal...
0 Disk striping Offers the highest performance and a useable storage capacity of 100% of total available storage capacity No fault tolerance- failure of one drive in the array results in complete data loss Content creation applications requiring highest storage capacity
1 Disk striping with distributed parity Maximum level of data protection as identical data is written to multiple drives Useable storage space is 50% of total available capacity Applications in which data security is paramount
5 Mirror of striped drive pairs High read performance, medium write performance with data protection in case of a drive failure Useable storage capacity equals total capacity of all drives in the array, less the capacity of one drive.

Example:
4 TB - 1 TB(for RAID 5) = 3TB usable capacity

Disk failure results in drop in performance

Content creation applications requiring data protection
10 Mirror of striped drive pairs Higher performance than RAID 1 with same level of data protection Useable storage space is 50% of total available capacity Content creation applications requiring data protection
JBOD "just-a-bunch-of-disks" Each drive can be accessed as an individual volume No fault tolerance Audio applications

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 138 Article Created: 07-26-2013 16:43 PMLast Modified: 07-30-2013 14:17 PM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Can I use this as a home or small office network attached storage (NAS) or shared storage device?
Yes. With its Ethernet connection, you can use G-CONNECT as a NAS device when at home or in a small office to easily share content with others on your network....
How do I change the RAID settings on my G-RAID Studio(MAC)?
 Instructions on installing and changing the RAID settings for the G-RAID Studio....
Missing capacity on G-SPEED eS PRO using 3TB drives
To upgrade a G-Technology 2 port mini-SAS card to support the G-SPEED eS PRO 12TB model, please follow the steps in this article.  ...
What is RAID 1 E?
  ...
How do I restore the look of my drive icon after I've formatted my G-Technology drive on the Mac?
 Follow these instructions to restore the look of your G-Technology drive icons after formatting on Mac....
Formatting NTFS for Windows
 This article contains information on how to format your G-Technology Hard Drive in NTFS for use with Windows....
Formatting your drive for both Mac and Windows using ex-FAT
 This article contains information how to format your G-Technology hard drive for use with both Windows and Mac using the ex-FAT format....
What is the G-Technology Assistant?
  ...
How to format/reformat your drive for Mac (HFS+)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for use on the Mac:...
Can I change the RAID setting for my G-RAID?
     ...