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So i was sitting here thinking and i had this idea............

Would it be possible for me to make two seperate RAID0 arrays in teh BIOS (both using identical drives) then go into windows and use a software RAID to RAID the RAID arrays? Would this give increased performance vs a 4 disk array?

Im not actually considering this, but it would be cool to find out.
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Yes, it will work. No it will not help performance vs. a four disk array.

Only purpose to such a thing would be if you had different arrays on different controllers that could not be RAIDed any other way.
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I know you can make a RAID 10 which sounds like what your thinking. Essentially it's two sets of Raid 0 HDD in Raid 1 ( 4 Hardrives )
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Yes, it will work. No it will not help performance vs. a four disk array.

Only purpose to such a thing would be if you had different arrays on different controllers that could not be RAIDed any other way.
That makes sense.
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It works. Does not provide increased performance. Should provide increased data protection from loss of drive or raid.
    
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