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I have a DX4840-37 Gateway computer.
If you think it looks ****ty, since christmas I have added second blu-ray drive, 4 more gigs of ram, a GeForce 560 Ti, 700w power supply.
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I REALLY want to use RAID0, but I'm not sure if it is supported by my motherboard. How would I find this out?
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The second I find if I can, I'm going to buy two 1TB HDDs (identical).
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I ran CPUZ, and i got this , i also found a sticker on the MoBo with h57h-am2 on it
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AM2 is AMD. The link says your running an i5 lol.

If you are able to use RAID on that mobo, then you should be able to find the settings for it in your BIOs.
 
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got a problem with i5? also I'll check BIOS. Just i'm not sure where to find it when I venture into BIOS....

EDIT: oh, didnt see your AMD comment. Yeah ***
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Go into the bios as the computer is booting. Look for a setting called something like SATA mode. The typical options are: AHCI, IDE, and RAID. If RAID is one of these options for the SATA mode, then yes you can RAID. If you don't have the ability to set this, or RAID mode is not an option, then you are out of luck for hardware RAID (which is the best).

Software RAID may be a possibility since the H57 chipset itself does support RAID, but this is not my area of expertise.

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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
AM2 is AMD. The link says your running an i5 lol.

If you are able to use RAID on that mobo, then you should be able to find the settings for it in your BIOs.
That's just the model name and coincidental. Look at the bios date and chipset: H57. H57 is an Intel only chipset, so obviously the model he linked to is right...
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So i went to BIOS and found that there was something called RAID there. I didn't apply it, cause i have no clue what would happen, like if it would reformat on the spot or something. Sorry for my ignorance. But there was the word RAID there. What do you think?
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So i went to BIOS and found that there was something called RAID there. I didn't apply it, cause i have no f**cking clue what would happen. Sorry for my ignorance. But there was the word RAID there. What do you think?
Like I said... if the option is there then yes, hardware RAID is possible

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Like I said... if the option is there then yes, hardware RAID is possible
You bring excellent news good sir.

Since your here, here's the plan, I was gonna get two of these brand new for the RAID0

and then get this for an automatic weekly backup (ill get windows backup or Ghost 15 or something)


I'm getting the blacks for performance in raid (7200rpm 64mb cache),
and I'm getting the green for backup (only 5400rpm 32mb cache, but its backup, not performance)


Good good, you think?

Bassplayer edit: Removed swearing
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Go with Samsung HD103SJ drives, they are better all around and cheaper- no brainer on this one.

I'm not sure, but I would guess the HD204UI is similar, if not better, than the WD20EARS. Well, I just did a quick search, it would seem the consensus is the Samsung drive is better.

edit: it's your lucky day too
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