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It doesn't work like that. You create a SINGLE raid array, either 0 or 1 in the Raid Bios, then you have the option to create different raid partitions on that array. You can NOT create multiple raid arrays on the same drives however.
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Oh ok, but that first RAID 0 partition is using the slowest part?

Because right now im starting at the config screen of RAID

0 - RAID 0 Strip (128k) Size (200.0gb)
1 - RAID 1 Strip (n/a) Size (496.2gb)



So that 200gb is it coming from the inner part of the platters or outer?

I'm sorry if I'm not completely understanding all of this, im trying to absorb tons of info at once.
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Originally Posted by soth7676 View Post
I want to be able to use only 500GB on a couple of spinpoint F3s inRAID 0..That way I can use a single F3 to back up the array... please don't suggest RAID 5.. not enough ports for that option... thanks

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SS is only effective when you use no more than 30% of the drive, so 300gb per drive = max 600gb, you say you only need 500bg? Perfect thats 25%. All you do is enter BIOS and create a 500GB partition and it will automatically allocate 250gb from eac of the 2 drives.
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post #24 of 28
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Oh ok, but that first RAID 0 partition is using the slowest part?

Because right now im starting at the config screen of RAID

0 - RAID 0 Strip (128k) Size (200.0gb)
1 - RAID 1 Strip (n/a) Size (496.2gb)



So that 200gb is it coming from the inner part of the platters or outer?

I'm sorry if I'm not completely understanding all of this, im trying to absorb tons of info at once.
That 200 is from the FASTEST part of the drive, not the slowest. They ALWAYS start at the fastest part (outside) and work their way toward the slowest part.
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Ah excellent then, i shall go ahead and proceed with this setup , its a shame im going to be loosing so many GB though but i guess that's the cost of a Matrix storage array. Thanks for the Help PapaSmurf
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Update: just picked up a F4 2TB as a backup data disk for the Raid 0 on the F3s.... will let you know how it all works when I can get the build put together...I also picked up my CPU today as well...

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Be sure to check the manufacture date of that drive. If it's prior to 11/2010 then you need to perform a Firmware Update on it to prevent data loss. See this thread on OCN for details.
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post #28 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Be sure to check the manufacture date of that drive. If it's prior to 11/2010 then you need to perform a Firmware Update on it to prevent data loss. See this thread on OCN for details.
Just looked at the drive.. 2011.01 so I am safe...Thanks papasmurf..
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