i saw this just moments after posting yestrday’s article, so i’ve been itching to get this one up before everyone has read it already (apologies to those that have). here’s a quick howto that shows you how to make a raid 0 array out of 4 ipod shuffles. is it just me, or does this one look an awful lot like that weird boomerang from krull?
the basic setup is applicable to normal usb flash drives as well. it’s not super fast, but it does allow you to use several devices as a one single, larger drive. there’s really nothing stopping you from making a software raid array out of anything. take the floppy disk array as an extreme example.