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If I have three hard drives can I put two of them in raid 0 and leave the other one separate from the raid array?

Also for a simple 2 dish raid 0 array which way is better to implement it with, software or hardware.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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YES, thats hwo my 3 x seagate barracuda's are (2 in raid 0, one backup for storage, all 3 7200.10 perp drives)
post #3 of 6
yes you can leave the one out, and hardware is the better way to go (no load on the cpu)
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The reason I asked is because of a great hard drive configuration I was thinking of. I have three hard drives. The first would be Gigabytes I-Ram. I know it can only hold 4 gig but that should be enough for my operating system to run on. This would make for great boot times. The next two hard drives would be normal drives in a raid 0 array.

What do you guys think of this configuration? Any good?
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for just a little more than the i-ram you could probably get a 32gb ssd and get load times pretty close and have 28 more gb on the drive.
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I thought that ssd was still only a prototype.
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