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in a future rig iam planning to build i want to set up RAID 0 with these 2 HDs
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=SEAGATE

I am abit confused on how to start this, the motherboard i want to get has a raid controller. Is there any guides or tips i should follow? Also, what is the best stripe size to use or whatever.
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It is pretty straightforward. Just plug the drives in, press a predefined button when the rig boots up, and you should be in the RAID controller's CMOS.

From that, you can (usually) choose to create a RAID, delete etc.
This is where you select stripe size too--you'll want 16k or 32k as a stripe size

When you start installing Windows, you'll have to use a (usually) included floppy for drivers, else your RAID won't work.
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Ive heard a lot of different people say 128k (i think) is better than 16k, and vice versa. Which is better?
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Ive heard a lot of different people say 128k (i think) is better than 16k, and vice versa. Which is better?
16k is far better. I tried the difference of all of them, and it came out to that 128k stripe were/had:
1) More CPU intensive
2) Slower access times
3) 10 mb/s slower than 16ks
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