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1.)What happens if you set up two 1 TB HDD´s in Raid 0 save some stuff on it and then disable Raid 0 or just unplug both drives and plug them onto another board both in normal mode (no RAID)?

Do the files saved get lost? Or did they get saved on one drive?



2.)Can a RAID 0 config of 2x 1 TB HDD´s be encrypted with True Crypt as a normal non-system partition?
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Yes your data will be gone. Unless you set the raid to backup to another drive, mirror them. Or use something like acronis and make a backup of the raid. That program lets you browse through the save and or restore it full.

If you don't do nothing to the drives and add them back to the raid config. Then the data should still be there. But nothing is guaranteed these days. But i have move raid to other boards and they still work and function fine.
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RAID 0 is the amount of data you will retrieve if you break the array.

Also, you can encrypt raid arrays.

Further more, unless you plug those 2 drives into another motherboard with the same onboard raid controller it will not work.
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1.)What happens if you set up two 1 TB HDD´s in Raid 0 save some stuff on it and then disable Raid 0 or just unplug both drives and plug them onto another board both in normal mode (no RAID)?

Do the files saved get lost? Or did they get saved on one drive?



2.)Can a RAID 0 config of 2x 1 TB HDD´s be encrypted with True Crypt as a normal non-system partition?

1) If you disable the raid0, nothing will be even remotely readable on either hard drive. There are applications which attempt to rebuild an array, but I've forgotten the names, and they're not always sucessful.

2) yes, I have had a raid0 array encrypted via TC, but I can't see how windows raid would work - it needs to be hardware raid (as long as the drives have been initialised and the array is recognised by the bios, the TC bootloader boots as normal).

edit: sorry, didn't see it was non-system partition...even windows raid might work with a non-system partition + TC
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1.)What happens if you set up two 1 TB HDD´s in Raid 0 save some stuff on it and then disable Raid 0 or just unplug both drives and plug them onto another board both in normal mode (no RAID)?

Do the files saved get lost? Or did they get saved on one drive?



2.)Can a RAID 0 config of 2x 1 TB HDD´s be encrypted with True Crypt as a normal non-system partition?
1) The file blocks are split up between the two drives.... so the data will not be understandable. Take an encyclopedia and try reading only every other letter. It won't make sense.

2) Yes.... an array appears to the OS as just another storage device.
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Duckie, you should make a sticky about all RAID information.
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Duckie, you should make a sticky about all RAID information.
Yea he did it's here
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Duckie, you should make a sticky about all RAID information.
Search and you shall receive.....j/p
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First off thank you all for your effort!

Next question:

1.)I have the Gigabyte X58A-OC with 8 SATA Ports

2x SATA 3 Ports 6 GBit/s (Marvell Gigabyte Controller )
6xSATA 2 Ports 3 Gbit/s (ICH10R Intel Controller)

I have 1 x Corsair F40 SSD & 2x 1TB Caviar Black HDD´s


What is the best way to arrange all those components to SATA controllers to ensure the best possble boot/shut down speeds , overall drive speeds/performance and the most possible negation of delay in Windows ?

Please try to state your answer like this example: ICH10 Port 0:SSD , GA Controller Port1:HDD .....etc
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Put the ssd on one of the sata 3 port

Put the 2 WD Black's on the sata 2.0 ports.

Use the SSD as a boot drive. and then RAID 1 those WD Black drives and use them for storage.

The SSD will boot faster then those WD's in RAID 0. So, it's kind of pointless to use RAID 0 on those WD's unless you have a backup storage else where.

The way I have mine setup is I have:

2x 750gb Seagate on my highpoint rocket raid controller in raid 0
5x1.5tb Seagate on my onboard raid controller in raid 5.

Nightly backups of my raid 0 array to my raid 5 array occur. So if the raid 0 array breaks some how I can always reload the image to another drive.
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