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hey guys,

im looking at buying another 320gb hard drive which would make my computer 720.. just a few questions

could i run 2 satas and one ide... would that be alright

next question is what is raid.. is it where all your hard drives display as one?

could i do this with my setup

thanks
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RAID = (oops) Redundant array of independent disks. In a nutshell, yes, it makes many drives appear as one. There are great help threads on this forum that would be of more assistance.


Edit: Like this one: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/33504-...ypes-raid.html
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I myself am a noob on RAID and such..but i think RAID 0 uses two identical drive , one for reading on and for writing on, increasing the performance by quite abit, but if one drive fails or goes corrupt..they both go.....atleast thats what i think.
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RAID defined.
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You definately cannot use SATA w/ IDE drives in RAID.
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
You definately cannot use SATA w/ IDE drives in RAID.
Well, you can, but it would have to be a software RAID array, which tends to be notoriously slow.
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Single drive on left (this first pic is before I set up my raid properly)


Raid 0 with identical drives as the single:

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Well, you can, but it would have to be a software RAID array, which tends to be notoriously slow.
Well, that defeats the whole purpose of raid , which to INCREASE performance
post #9 of 13
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wow... thanks cravinr1 i didnt realise how much faster it became

do you have to reformat your hard drives before you can start Raid0

and also is a 7200rpm 320gb hard drive good to have as an raid array...
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Originally Posted by l3ebs View Post
wow... thanks cravinr1 i didnt realise how much faster it became

do you have to reformat your hard drives before you can start Raid0

and also is a 7200rpm 320gb hard drive good to have as an raid array...
yes you have to reformat (data is split equally between the drives)

And the pics I have are the seagate barracuda 320 gig 7200.10 sata2 drives.
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