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I've got a new 500gig WD drive and a new 500gig Seagate drive ... I'm content to use them seperately ... but was still wondering ...

Could I still use these two drives in a RAID0 configuration, even though they are not from the same vendor?

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yeah that would be fine... you can use basically any two drives in raid
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along as their same size usualy any will work tho if you have one 5400rpm drive and one 7200 your raid would suffer speed wise want to have same rpm drives.
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along as their same size usualy any will work tho if you have one 5400rpm drive and one 7200 your raid would suffer speed wise want to have same rpm drives.
Same size, and both 7200 RPM.

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When using the P5b-Dlx ... can I run my system drive as a stand alone drive while simulteaneously configuring the two 500 gig drives as a single terabyte raid array?
    
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i dont see a reason why you couldnt... should be fine
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I have the p5b deluxe

You choose the drives you want in the array and the rest are single drives ( I have 3 x 320 gb 7200.10 with 2 in raid 0 and one as a backup)

Just remember RAID performs at the slowest of the set of hd's (so if one is alot slower then both perform as the slower)


AND if you're RAID 0, i'd use the raid as my system drive (raid alot faster) if you're using RAID 1 for backup then it doesn't matter
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I have the p5b deluxe

You choose the drives you want in the array and the rest are single drives ( I have 3 x 320 gb 7200.10 with 2 in raid 0 and one as a backup)

Just remember RAID performs at the slowest of the set of hd's (so if one is alot slower then both perform as the slower)


AND if you're RAID 0, i'd use the raid as my system drive (raid alot faster) if you're using RAID 1 for backup then it doesn't matter
Great info ... thanks.

Both drives are near identical in specs so speed degradation should be minimal. I may PM you for some more specifics on setup in the future. Waiting for the second drive to be shipped.

BTW ... I'm using the terabyte RAID0 "drive" as file server for digital video files and scratch disk space for my various video and sound applications.

Wouldn't mind having the better access times for my normal OS/gaming functions, but it's really not important as this is mostly a work machine.

Thanks again ...

    
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if Raid 0, your Os and your most frequent/largest programs should be installed there, then whatever you DO NOT WANT TO LOSE in case worse comes to worse (drive failure) should be placed on the backup
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