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Heres the question, i have a WD160gb hdd ata133/100 and a samsung 120gb hdd ata100 i would like to put both of these in a raid-0 through SATA interface. I currently have the WD drive connected to a sata port by using a pata-to-sata adapter and planning to use another one for the samsung drive. So is this possible in the first place for the raid-0 aspect.

Next question given this is possible can i build a 2nd raid-0 arrary on my motherboard (asus p5w dh) currently using the asus easy backup/easy raid for my main hard drives and OS.

Last question if the above are still possible can i have a 32bit os (windows XP) on the 1st raid-0 and a 64-bit os (windows vista) on the 2nd raid-0
    
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in short no.... you need two identical drives for the RAID0 to function properly...and to answer your second question..no you cant have two RAID0 arrays for a dual boot...as far as I know mobos only support 1 RAID0 configeration...
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You don't need two identical drives...I've done it..albeit was SATA drives..

You will just not be using the full capacity of the largest drive. you will have the storage of the smallest drive.
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You don't need two identical drives...I've done it..albeit was SATA drives..

You will just not be using the full capacity of the largest drive. you will have the storage of the smallest drive.
I thought so and i got the drives are just laying around so i dont realty mind if i loose 40gb of space.....240gb is more that overkill for me.
    
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I thought so and i got the drives are just laying around so i dont realty mind if i loose 40gb of space.....240gb is more that overkill for me.
Really, in a RAID 0, you'll only have 120gb...
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Really, in a RAID 0, you'll only have 120gb...
Isn't it 120+(160-40)=240?
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by BrinNutz View Post
Really, in a RAID 0, you'll only have 120gb...
Wrong, you dont lose half of your space, it just splits all of the data up onto both drives.. RAID-1 would be 120gb (mirrored)
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