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so these are the two drives
ST3500413AS - 500GB
WD5002AALX - 500GB

I'ma try making a long story short
I bought the Seagate a month.5 ago and worked fine for 3 weeks. Then my computer started BSOD'ing during games ONLY and after 10 min of games, different games. It was a pain in the a**, but after a few days, figured out it was the HDD's fault, so i took a 5 year old Hitachi and installed OS and games on that, tested it, ran fine, no BSOD, used the Seagate as storage. Today I have finally replaced the Hitach with a WD Black which for this i bought warranty, so if symptoms such as Seagate's occur again, I'm covered. I was thinking if its a good idea to raid0 these two HDD's seeing how one of them had problems when gaming. And if i raid0 them, and BSOD come back, and i un-raid0 them, will my WD Black be affected?
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i think you can only raid two of the exact same drives.
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a friend of mines says you can raid 2 diff brands
thanks for input though
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Well, first, The WD has more cache, but will be as fast as the slower Seagate.

Next, what raid are you using? Also, is this hardware/software? Onboard raid card?

You can use different drives for raid, but not all raids
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raid 0, and i think motherboard raid, since a friend has done it on this before it was mine
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i think you can only raid two of the exact same drives.
Thought the same. Hell, I thought they had to be sister drives. (Next to each other on the conveyor belt, serial numbers nearly identical.) But I'd like to know if you can do different ones too.

As for the RAID in your scenario, I WOULD NOT recommend it. You put a screwy drive if a RAID, you're asking for trouble. (Unless it's 1 or one of the other ones which is essentially a backup)

This may seem wasteful, but I tend to abandon drives at the first signs of trouble. I'd nuke it and pass it on to someone who doesn't care. (Just me)
    
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post #7 of 12
I wouldn't RAID that drive, not because they are different but just because of the trouble you have had with it. If it is still under warranty then send it in. Doesn't it have a 3 year warranty?
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post #8 of 12
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ya its still under warranty , but all that trouble and waiting and money of RMA, i dunno as it works fine as storage/backup, should i RMA it?
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how much does the rma cost?
    
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how much does the rma cost?
generally just 1 way shipping. I just sent a samsung drive in for a client and had it back the same week, and they even upgraded me.
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