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Im a complete noob with raid. I have a sata 160gb seagate hd and a ide wd 160 hd drive. Can I use both of these drives for raid and what configurations should I use?
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Yes you can use them. You need first to format them and make sure they have the same size, then go to BIOS & configure RAID (check your mobo manual)

RAID 0 is for gamers (performance)
RAID 1 is for business men (fault tolerance)

Choice Wisely
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Is one sata and the other IDE, it's just you only specify one HD to be IDE..
If not go read this post it will definately help : http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...highlight=Raid
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so i have to format them then reinstall everything back again? And yeah im a gamer so use the raid0 configuration.
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Yes, because the partitions are then split between the two hd's.
I'm not entirely shure that you can put a sata with an ide
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is it a noticable improvance or not because I have a lot of stuff in my hd and I dont want to format.
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post #7 of 12
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is it a noticable improvance or not because I have a lot of stuff in my hd and I dont want to format.
Raid 0 nearly doubles the drives transfer rate, it will not increase FPS, but will help with load times.

And I don't think you can raid a IDE and a SATA drive together. I personally wouldn't even do it with 2 different model numbers even if both were sata and the same size.

Hard drive corruption just waiting to happen.
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even if you could it would be like cutting an enzo and a jeep in half and putting them together..
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even if you could it would be like cutting an enzo and a jeep in half and putting them together..
I agree
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Raid 0 nearly doubles the drives transfer rate, it will not increase FPS, but will help with load times.

And I don't think you can raid a IDE and a SATA drive together. I personally wouldn't even do it with 2 different model numbers even if both were sata and the same size.

Hard drive corruption just waiting to happen.
You can RAID IDE and SATA together... if your hard drive controller is controlling both and it supports it.

The issue with different HDs in RAID is not corruption. The issue is more that you use the slowest performing drive and the smallest storage space of all the drives in the array.
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