Windows 7 Mirroring Performance

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by bverd759, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. bverd759

    bverd759 New Member

    Nov 27, 2009
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    I setup a redundancy using windows 7 for the time being until I can afford a decent RAID card. My question is whether or not I will have near double read speed by using it. I know that since only some software RAID has this ability, I bet I don't... but I have no idea how to tell.

    For everyone's information, I have an x58 board + Core i7-920 and two Caviar Black 1 Terabyte hard drives.

    EDIT: I noticed that I only have 2 posts. I have been a member for about 2 months and come and read threads very regularly, but I rarely post because I am merely an apprentice to some of the knowledgeable people here.
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Jul 22, 2005
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    Mirroring will not increase your read speed as far as I know. This only happens with striping. RAID-0 as opposed to RAID-1 (mirroring). Mirroring exists if one of the drives fails. It is just a bit-by-bit copy of your data to another drive.

    Under RAID-0 the bits are distributed across multiple drives, thus increasing read/write times.

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