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Okay, so im selling my current maxtor hard drive to my friend for $80, and am buying 2 of the Seagate 320GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache with perpendicular recording, and i want to run RAID-0 what do i do to get this going, i've read some stuff on stripe and cluster sizes, what should they be?, and how would i set it all up?
post #2 of 19
I setup my 7200.10s by using the default settings in BIOS.

Enable your RAID controller, and then go into the RAID portion of setup, after POST, and set which ports have the drives. Set it for RAID 0 with standard striping size.

Boot off of WinXP disc. Press F6 and have your RAID drivers ready on floppy. You need the txtsetup.oem, that is your driver. If your MOBO didn't come with a disc, hunt around online for it. When the driver loader screen comes up, select the necessary drivers from the floppy. Then, when you go to format, it should show up as a 640GB hard drive (give or take). WinXP setup should go as planned after that.
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post #3 of 19
I'd say get the 250GB, the 320 is just way too much.

Now, as for the RAID-0 fallow these instructions:
1-Download all the drivers from the Intel site and the P965 chipset section: Found Here.

2-Put all the files (from download #10) in a floppy disk.
2A-Get in the BIOS and select the drives for RAID
2B-Hit the Ctrl + I keys and enter the RAID BIOS and select whatever cluster size you want.....some said 32 is better some 64.....well I personally am stuck with a 128KB but I'd go to a 64KB.

3-Install windows hit F6 key, raid set-up.

4-Install the chipset drivers (from download # 3) reboot

5-Install the RAID matrix drivers (from download # 1).

Now, as you can see, those are the newest drivers for a RAID set-up, use those drivers, don't go with the ones in the set-up disc. That will also update the ROM in the South-Bridge.

All done. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
I'd say get the 250GB, the 320 is just way too much.
No arguement.

noshibby - It isn't bad to be scared of the RAID. I sure was. bdattilo helped me out, and no, he had never done it before. I love the performance boost. It is well worth all of the extras. Have fun with your RAID0
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These are my benches before and after. BTW: SATA150 only... SATA300 would be better

The left one is before (Maxtor 300GB SATA150)... the right one is after (2x Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA150 jumper)

Check those transfer rates!!!

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post #6 of 19
If the price different from a 250 to a 320 isn't too much, i'd get the 320 just for best bang for the storage.

Also i tried all and the best result i get is from 16 and 32k stripe. I bench them ofcourse but those are for my personal gaining only so i didn't save the screen shots.
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I'd say get the 250GB, the 320 is just way too much.
Why is it to much?, if its the price they are only 25 bucks more each at 114.95 Canadian
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These are my benches before and after. BTW: SATA150 only... SATA300 would be better

The left one is before (Maxtor 300GB SATA150)... the right one is after (2x Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA150 jumper)

Check those transfer rates!!!
ROFL now for me to brag . SHoulda see my transfer rate on my raptors
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ROFL now for me to brag . SHoulda see my transfer rate on my raptors
Shoulda seen the amount of money I saved, and all of that extra space I got....

Props to bdattilo for suggesting 7200.10 to me
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by noshibby View Post
Why is it to much?, if its the price they are only 25 bucks more each at 114.95 Canadian
That means $50 more, save that $50 and spend it somewhere else, you'll never ever fill up 500GBs, right now I'm at only 40GB of space used and I have 425GB more to go. You'll get a total of 465GB.

BTW, I also have 3 more 250GB HDDs for a total of 5, but even though, I have close to 40GB also in pics and home movies that I've collected for the past 2 years........that if I were to put in my RAID set up, it wouldn't even come close to filling up half the space I have left.

So, save your $50 and use it for something else.
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