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Hey guys, I bought a WD6401AALS hard drive a few years ago. Im just wondering if I bought a new one and put them in RAID 0 if that would work. Someone on the newegg reviews said it wont work since the latest 640 Blacks got changed over the years. Thats the only comment I have ever seen about it. Anyone know if this is true?
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they will work.
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You know for a fact? I will put in the order right now if I know without a doubt.
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No problems raiding 2 completely different cards.
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hi yes it will work just fine

im using raid 0 at the moment and i get nice speeds
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you are talking about the sata 3 right??

i have 3 of them all bought diffrent times.. i think the oldest one is 2 years old and the newest one is 2 months old and was running raid 0... now running raid 5 with the 3 of them


edit.... looked on invoices. newest one is 4 months old
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OK, thanks guys. Now I just need to figure out how to put them in RAID 0 lol. Also is it a pretty decent speed boost from a single drive?
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post #8 of 13
yes the speeds are very good
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well to raid them is the easy prst... but, that means you got to do a reinstall


go into bios... on the hdd section... change it to raid..... hit F10 say yes.

boot up.. then hit CTRL + i

then create raid... name it to what ever you want. select yyour hdds. save boot up... then boot from os dvd and install.

done
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post #10 of 13
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ok I was planning cloning the hard drive then installing it onto raid. I guess thats out of the question?
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