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So I've always wanted to try RAID out and there was a really cheap RAID card in a sale locally on the weekend. I decided to grab it at $40 AUD, it's an Adaptec 1220SA. Now I was thinking because I've got two hard drives which are different brands and sizes (and speeds..) would it be possible to make say a 100GB parition in RAID 1? Otherwise I can swap the 640GB for a 500GB 7,200RPM drive but that is a lot of hassle. (Like a lot)

Also seeing as D: a 1TB Samsung F3 has program files on it.. Would it make every program corrupt or would Windows still detect that as "D:" and read from it? (This isn't on the partition either btw)

I'm also considering putting BF3 on the partition, but I was thinking more photos and stuff and music incase one drive dies as both are getting older now.
 
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So I've always wanted to try RAID out and there was a really cheap RAID card in a sale locally on the weekend. I decided to grab it at $40 AUD, it's an Adaptec 1220SA. Now I was thinking because I've got two hard drives which are different brands and sizes (and speeds..) would it be possible to make say a 100GB parition in RAID 1? Otherwise I can swap the 640GB for a 500GB 7,200RPM drive but that is a lot of hassle. (Like a lot)
Yes you can. The array will just be limited by the slowest drive and smallest size.

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lso seeing as D: a 1TB Samsung F3 has program files on it.. Would it make every program corrupt or would Windows still detect that as "D:" and read from it? (This isn't on the partition either btw)
It shouldn't change it you don't mess with it.
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I'm also considering putting BF3 on the partition, but I was thinking more photos and stuff and music incase one drive dies as both are getting older now.
Don't you ahve a backup solution?!?!? Get an external drive and backup already!
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Yes you can. The array will just be limited by the slowest drive and smallest size.
AIt shouldn't change it you don't mess with it.
Don't you ahve a backup solution?!?!? Get an external drive and backup already!

I do.. I copy it once a week to both drives.. I just think the 100GB (maybe smaller) partitions would be a good idea.. But is that possible to only RAID 2 partitions and not the entire drives?

Also it should be fine if say I moved the SATA plug from the motherboard to the RAID card?
 
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