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Is it possible to put a 150g HDD in raid with a 200g HDD? Both run 7200RPM. Also what stripping size would I use? I would ultimately like to run Raid0 but not sure if that will be possible. I would like to have them running at twice the speed if possible.
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yep you can put them into RAID 0 the only thing is the array size will be 2 x 150GB (the smallest drive) so a 300GB array.. i belive you can create a partition to make use of the the extra 50GB...
s for stripe size 64k is fine tho some say 128k is optimal but i have also seen it can have odd behavior.. i would go with 64k but see what others say smile.gif
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Cool. Yeah I am not worried to much about losing the 50g. I just want to try and run a raid for my boot drive + programs and games.
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stubass is correct.

jeez man, is there anything you don't know ?

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stubass is correct.
jeez man, is there anything you don't know ?
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hahah redface.gif you would be surprised i can name 1000's of tech stuff IDK or little of biggrin.gif
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what is the k for? im studying to be a A+ tech and i should know this lolz.

i don't know much about raid besides the basics. never attempted it. guys what
about a 80gb and a 1tb lol. i heard software raid is no good,but is it
generally better then running a non raid set up?
talking about a raid 0.
maybe il find a cheap raid controller on ebay...
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what is the k for? im studying to be a A+ tech and i should know this lolz.
128K is the stripe size - 128KiB of data on one drive, then 128KiB on the other - alternating back and forth. (Striping)

With drives that old, I'd actually recommend a 32K stripe. What's the cache size on those drives? Have you benchmarked them in HDTune to see how they perform? (Drives in RAID-0 should perform similarly for ideal performance.)

If the drives don't match up well, sometimes you can get better performance out of them by skipping RAID and dedicating one to being just for games. Then the other can handle OS/Apps/etc.
     
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