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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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raid 0 problems

this is the second time that my raid set up is failing.at it said my second drive was missing.i want to ask what the problem is and what can be done to retrieve my scratchfiles and media cache.i have my project files in my drive C.another question is if i reload my video files back into one of the non raided drives will my edits appear back on the timeline?thanks
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Second time this has happened?

Perhaps RAID 0 is not for you after all? Continuing again with that same approach and expecting a different outcome pretty much fits the formula for insanity. You don't really want to do that.

Try RAID 5 instead and you will only have to swap out the physically defective drive when something goes wrong.

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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #3
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I think in another thread you said you were using a WD Caviar Black for your raid. There have been many many threads about why you should never ever do this. They are apparently not suitable for RAID. Also, you should never use RAID 0 for anything important for just the reason you have experienced -- if one disk goes you lose the whole drive. Don't do this.

If your project file is uncorrupted your edits should be fine. Normally you wouldn't want this on your C drive but in this case it seems to have helped you.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #4
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so can i edit without having a raid or what advice can u give me.thanks
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Old September 11th, 2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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Re: raid 0 problems

If you are short on budget you can edit off regular hard drives, but ensure that they are physically separate hard drives to the one that your operating system is on (ie the boot drive).

If you can, spend a little more money on something like a Stardom SR4. For $329USD and four drives that you supply and install yourself, you can have a very decent Raid 5 storage system.

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Old September 17th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #6
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Re: raid 0 problems

Maybe this will help. Notice that with only three disks, raid0 is not suggested and especially not for the boot disk. For the boot disk only use either a single disk, a mirrored array or a parity array.
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