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Hey

Is it so that for raid 0 to work, both hdd's has to be the same size? Or can i use 1tb and 3tb in raid?
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theoretically you should use identical drives in raid, but I mixed them before without (much) failures.

depends on setup (raid 1, 0, 5, etc.), but it shouldn't matter much if speeds of HDDs are same. do not mix 5400 with 7200 as it will be slow as hell or causing one of HDDs to drop out or time out under load.

as per capacity, it should be OK though, however in mirror (Raid1) the array will be wasting space on bigger drive as both drives will use same max amount leaving the bigger one with empty space above that marker.

I assume you won't be using raid0 on mismatched HDDs? you shouldn't anyways, that's asking for trouble.
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I intend to use 1tb and a 3tb in raid 0 of seagate baracuda that has the same speeds.
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