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I'm going to be the big ol' nub and ask some really nubby nub questions, so be nice please...I'm going to be RAID 0 two WD Velicoraptors 300GB drives on my sig rig, now I big question is, if I should want to add additional hard drives to this computer for say data storage, pic, music, vids, etc I don't have to set those harddrives up in a RAID also do I? Can I just connect them as usual and use them like normal, like how I am now? Or will that not work with a RAID going?
    
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You can add additional drives apart from your raid setup, so you're good .
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You can connect other drives as normal, they will be "non-member" drives, the raided drives will be "member" drives.
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Once you set up a RAID array you assign specific drives to be a member of that array.

If the drives aren't marked as members of an array, they will be treated as standard HDD's.
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only the drive which you setup in raid menu will be in raid
    
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Thanks for all your quick responses, +rep, well I got my RAID driver, my windows 7 dvd, off to RAID land I go....laterz..
    
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