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Im not sure if this is a dumb question or not, so i will just ask it. I have a 120 gig wd ide 100 7200 drive. Can i get two of this hard drive, and put them in a raid 0 confiuration for faster and better performance. I ask because i only hear about raid 0 with sata hard drives
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Yes you can http://techreport.com/reviews/2002q4...d/index.x?pg=1
    
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Thanks niko
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You don't even need two of the same drives. It is recommended you do for performance reasons though.
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post #5 of 18
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Well what i want to do, is have 1 hard drive for my os and general computing. Then i want another hard drive for saving all my improtant files. With my laptop, if anythign happend and i needed to reinstall windows, i would loose all my files, and i never want to deal with that again.
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post #6 of 18
Then you are going to want to have them both, but not in RAID0, as RAID0 would combine them.
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post #7 of 18
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So i should do the master slave configuration?
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post #8 of 18
yes that would be best in your case.
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post #9 of 18
if you just want 2 drives, you don't need raid. just plug them both in. If they're on the same cable you'll need to set one as master and one as slave. It's a jumper setting, and it's printed on the drive how to do it. Raid takes both drives and makes them into one "virtual" drive.
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post #10 of 18
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In the future i plan on doing a raid configuration and a seperate slave drive, or something like that. I havent decided yet. But i def. want the ability to save all my important files, music, homework on a hard drive, and have no worry that its going to just be erased.
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