How i RAID USB Flash drives to work as a single drive?

Do any one Know how to do it? i search on the internet but i can't find any Description on how to do it.


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frollard7 years ago
It's really hard to do in windows - as windows drivers wont allow the drives to become 'fixed' (non-removable). 
It can be done in linux natively with a few sneaky commands.
stoobers4 years ago
I have dreamed of such a thing. A "memory stick adapter" in which you plug in 2 memory sticks. The device handles the "raid 1" for the sticks. If once memory stick burns out, you take out the stick, plug in a second, and the raid gets rebuilt.

Here is how I would do it:
Get a computer
install linux
plug in the usb sticks
create the raid
share the usb sticks via samba or ssh.

Now, the trick is getting the computer to "spoof" a usb drive, and serving up the contents of the raid file system over the usb port.

After everything works, migrate the whole thing to an embedded computer that can run linux, such as a raspberry pi.

Currently, I know of no commercial device that can do all this. The hardest part is "faking" the usb drive connection, as everything else is already done.
Triskite6 years ago
I wrote a guide on this... problem is it won't work on Windows.

http://areyouefficient.blogspot.com/2010/12/ssd-flash-usb-soft-raid.html
Misac-kun (author) 7 years ago
i was Thinking on Doing the USB "Hard Drive", but i want the USB Flash Drives On The Hub work as one.

i Find that the RAID can be made by Software on windows but i dont know if it will work on windows...
jeff-o7 years ago
Maybe this would help:

http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews05/thumbraid_1
lemonie jeff-o7 years ago
The conclusion seems to be: As you can see, if you could get a reliable set of drives (and drivers) to operate a four drive RAID 0 array, the performance would make it worthwhile

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jeff-o lemonie7 years ago
Oh, and apparently it only works in Linux (so far - I haven't checked the forums on that site to see what others have done with this).
lemonie jeff-o7 years ago
Yes, but credit to the guy for trying and documenting it!

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lemonie7 years ago
Why do you want to RAID these? (See jeff-o)

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