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IDE HDD + SATA HDD in RAID 0? Is it possible?

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I am buying a new build. I just recently found out the benefits of a RAID configuration (its everywhere, i know).

Well, I only ordered one SATA drive but I do have an extra IDE drive laying around. I was wondering if I can setup the two hard drives in RAID 0.

This is the motherboard I went with. fits my needs

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/760GM-P33.html

the HDDs are 1tb SATA + 200GB IDE
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IDE drive will likely gimp the performance of your array low enough to negate the effort of setting it up
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Keep them seperate definitely.

While drives produced at the same time on either interface were not different in terms of performance.. (IDE will do 133MBps after all which most SATA HDDs still will not do). The generation gap is vastly different and you would be seriously hurting that 1TB drives performance.

1TB If it is newer its most liekly 2x500 but could be 3x334 platters, short stroking it to 200GB in partition size, would probably cut access time way down, and STR/Ws would go way up.

Granted short stroking is not the same as creating a small partition. It is similar, and easier, just dont use the rest of the drive (leave it unpartitioned)

Relegate that IDE drive to backup duties like OS images or something
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ok thanks guys. will do. reps
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