Originally Posted by Antsu
What happens if I just enable Raid w/ my current setup?
nothing... your os will continue to work. when you enable raid, you will go through the boot menu and then when the time comes press Ctrl + i then press 1 ( create new raid.) then name it what ever you want to call it. then select the f3's - note ... do not select your os drive as this will kill your os and null EVERYTHING on it. then save it. note... it will ask a few time are u sure and the data that is on the hdd will be deleted etc...
now exit and carry on going how you where.
now if you got 3 phsiscal hdds in your rig, then you should have only 2 hdds displaying my computer or computer depending on os type
Originally Posted by robchaos
Calm down and grow up bud.
If I am wrong and you know more then me, then wouldn't the proper thing to do be to point out where I gave inaccurate information, and correct me with an informative post rather then getting your panties in a bunch?
I will now ask you, what did I say that was incorrect. I was posting up pertaining to OPs setup. His raid choices are limited and that is what I stated.
You said I was wrong. I would like clarification on how I was wrong. If you can educate me, then next time I will know better and not make the same mistake. If you only get angry and frustrated then you come off as an impatient jackass who thinks he is better then everyone. What the hell would the point of joining this forum be if I already knew everything there was ever about computers? I am here to try and help others, as well as continue to educate myself and learn about the electronics and gadgets that I love. Your condescending attitude serves no purpose here.
rob this is what i said
Originally Posted by levontraut
this is incorrect.
there are verious types of raid... these are but a few that can be done with 2 hard drives.
raid o = stripe = one huge drive
raid 1 = mirror = almost like a backup ( a copy of the other hard drive)
the raid you are talking about is raid 0 that is making one huge drive. it is very easy to setup.
when your pc boots up, you will need to go into the bios.
there is an option in the bios to change the hdd's from ide to raid. once you have changed the setting hit F10 and enter.
now i should say unplug you other hard drives that you are not going to need so you do not raid the wrong hdd's.
now when the pc starts booting or going through the run cycle it is going to ask you to hit a few keys to sort out the raid. so when the time comes hit Ctrl + i once in there create a new raid. then you want it to be strip or raid 0. name it what ever you want to call it. then select the hard drives you want to use. then save. once done it will boot up and carry on doing what ever. .
if the raid setup does not work, go into management and format the hard drives. then it will be usable.
then install ( if you want ) intels software to keep an eye on your raid setup.
did you buy 2 new f3's and adding it onto the pc that makes 4 hdds total or a total of 3 hdd's??Edited by levontraut - 5/8/11 at 9:34am