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i was wondering i bought this hard drive 4 months ago, and now im thinking about buying the exact same one from newegg. Will i be able to have it in raid? I went back into my newegg history to find the exact one and they still have it. thanks



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
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You most likely can, the motherboard is what makes Raid possible or not, but if your motherboard supports Sata 2 you should be fine. So go for it.
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That is absolutely possible, I did the same thing for my 2nd rig and it worked but technically speaking, your other hard drive can also be from a different vendor, all you have to do is just match the size of the HDD and also the cache.
post #4 of 6
Its possible as said. However you need to check that the Firmwire versions are the same on Both HDDS to get a fully succesful RAID setup.
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On newer boards, a RAID setup is not that sensitive anymore. Many boards allow RAID with different brands, and even different sized of hard drives.

It is recommended to pick the same brand/size though. It will work!
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
On newer boards, a RAID setup is not that sensitive anymore. Many boards allow RAID with different brands, and even different sized of hard drives.

It is recommended to pick the same brand/size though. It will work!

Wow i didnt know that...Good news then.
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