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hey guys,

im buying 2 500gb seagate barracude 7200 drives on the weekend and want to take advantage of the RAID configuration.

just one question. i currently have a 320gb WD drive and was wondering if i was able to use this as part of the raid 0 aswell? therefore i could have a 320+500+500 in raid 0?

i dont know too much about raid as you can see. sorry for the stupid question.
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post #2 of 9
It's better to have identical drives of same speed and size, you can use the 320GB along with the 2 x 500GB drives but you'll get the storage on each of them of whatever the smallest drive is. And the 320GB will more than likely slow the RAID0 array down.
 
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Use the 320 for media and back up.
    
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post #4 of 9
If you RAID all three of those drives you'll wind up losing a lot of storage space on those 500GB'ers I believe. Your best best is to just RAID the 2 identical drives and use the third for storage.
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post #5 of 9
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so when you say storage on each of them do you mean it would only let me use 320 gb of storage on each of the 500gb?
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so when you say storage on each of them do you mean it would only let me use 320 gb of storage on each of the 500gb?
Yes
 
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post #7 of 9
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ok yeah i get what you mean..

if i raid just the 2 500gb's will it show just one drive of 1000gb in windows?
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post #8 of 9
Well technically itll be slightly less than 1TB, but yes, it'll show as one single drive in RAID 0.
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post #9 of 9
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ok thats great all i needed to know.... im going to go for a dual boot as i have been using vista for the past couple of weeks and have found there are many programs that Xp will only run

thanks for the help guys
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