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Hey guys, I am working on my second build. I have a 128Gb SSD (boot drive) and a 1TB HDD. I don't need 2Tb's of space but could I run a second HDD in RAID 0 and see any significant performance increases? If so do I need a Raid controller?

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To run two HDD's in RAID 0 you'll need a Raid Controller and your Mobo have that controller smile.gif

Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
post #3 of 11
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Mkay I guess I'll have to do some research tomorrow. I am using a Z77 board and IvyBridge processor
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Mkay I guess I'll have to do some research tomorrow. I am using a Z77 board and IvyBridge processor

What's your board atm?
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What's your board atm?

An ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (arrives in the mail monday for my Ivy build) biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 11
That board support Raid smile.gif So you can put your 2 HDDs on raid 0
post #7 of 11
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Ok thanks... I looked online and couldnt't find anything on the website... maybe I will do Raid 0 then smile.gif
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post #8 of 11
Raid 0 is good for transfer rates (loading large maps in games) and if you short stroke it (make a 250-500 gig partition on your 2 tb) it will load faster and decrease access times


I'm not sure if your motherboard has a Intel ---R chipset but if it does then you can run SSD as primary and raid 0 and single drives no problem (you can mix the drives and you choose which drives are in the array)
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Raid 0 is good for transfer rates (loading large maps in games) and if you short stroke it (make a 250-500 gig partition on your 2 tb) it will load faster and decrease access times
I'm not sure if your motherboard has a Intel ---R chipset but if it does then you can run SSD as primary and raid 0 and single drives no problem (you can mix the drives and you choose which drives are in the array)

So your saying that If I had two 1TB Caviars that I could partition half (500Gbs) of each drive to be in Raid 0 and use the rest just as storage? With a 128SSD boot?
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post #10 of 11
In Raid 0 it shows up as one large drive (2x 1tb = 2 tb)

If you partition the 2 tb into a 500 gig partition and a 1.5 tb partition, the 500 gig partition will be near the beginning of the read cycle and will gvie better access times
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