Raid using daisylink?

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  1. stefmesman, Feb 6, 2011
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    stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    #1
    just a question.

    what if i got 2 portable hard drives. wich both have 2x firewire 800. and i hook them up to a macbook through daisylinking. would i be able to get double read and writing speeds when i set them as raid 0? Or does that not work through daisylinking?

    greetings stef mesman
     
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  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I assume you mean daisy chaining, right?

    The bottleneck with today's hard drives is Firewire, which has a maximum throughput of about 80MB/s, which can be saturated by a single drive. Striping two drives will therefore not increase the throughput of your drives.
     

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