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WD 150g v-raptor raid0 help

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Okay, so I have two 150g wd velociraptors, and I finally decided to set them up in raid. So far, I booted into the raid bios, created the raid 0 setup, left at default stripe, then booted to windows disk. I then loaded the raid drivers from the asus website. However, I figured that two 150g drives in RAID 0 would still be seen as 150g, except its seeing the drive as 277g. Did it create some other type of volume, or is that how windows will see the drive? Did I mess something up? Its just starting the windows install now
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Raid 0 is for performance and would essentially be 300gb with you having 2 150gb drives, if you did a RAid 1 you would only have 150gb
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Raid-0 is where it takes two drives and makes them seem if they are one. So it will basically send half the data to each drive. Thus making it faster in read and write performance.
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So read speeds are avg of 192, peak of 235, access times of 7.24 ms. Sound about right? So I am aware that raid0 is the speed of two drives with the space of one. So windows will still see the total space between the two drives? I thought that since you would practically only have the space of one drive in raid0, that windows would only see one drive. or am I wrong?
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Yes, a RAID-0 array shows up as a single "drive" (as you're using it) in Windows.

HDDs use metric capacities. Windows does not. Divide 300 billion bytes by 1024 a bunch of times and you end up with 277 GB. (technically GiB, but Windows shows the wrong suffix)
     
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