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i'm not sure how a partition would be necessary or even beneficial in that situation.
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If you don't think RAID0 or Raptors help with boot times, look here.
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i'm not sure how a partition would be necessary or even beneficial in that situation.
TBH I've only done RAID a few times in my life and can't remember how they worked at all. Do you even need to create multiple partitions on RAID0 or is it moot since its striped??
    
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no partitions. you'd start by backing up all the stuff you want to save. then (if you have Win XP) you download the latest RAID drivers and copy them to a floppy disc (oh boy!) it has to be a floppy disc. no CD-ROM. then insert your Windows disc 1, reboot, set RAID in your BIOS, then let Windows reformat and reinstall on your computer.

keep an eye on the bottom of the screen when the Windows setup first starts. it will say "Press F6 to load RAID drivers." you will have about 3 seconds to press F6 before that message goes away. after that you just follow the instructions.

when you get into windows, it will say you have a single 150 gig (or so) hard drive. that means your RAID is working properly.

EDIT: if you have Win Vista, you just set RAID in BIOS and go through a normal installtion. no floppy necessary.
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post #35 of 44
Hey, my advice would be to set up your system like I have mine set up. Put your valuable data, like pictures, music, and anything you want to be (more) safe, and put that on your 120gb. As raid has a higher potential of failing than a single drive, if you raid 2 raptors, put your OS and games on that. This way, if your raid ever does fail, its no problem just to reinstall everything and start fresh. It may be a pain, but you wont lose important data. This way also, your OS and games will boot MUCH faster, you will notice a big difference. Though, you already have 1 raptor so it may not be as much.
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...I didn't stick a floppy in my computer when I built it lol

stupid move...I needed room for other things

hmm
    
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...I didn't stick a floppy in my computer when I built it lol

stupid move...I needed room for other things

hmm
I think you can use a flash drive, I think.
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I think you can use a flash drive, I think.
rly?
    
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the only reason you'd need a floppy during setup is if you're setting up RAID. most motherboards will even let you flash the BIOS with a USB drive now. but RAID on XP still requires the good old floppy. i just borrowed a floppy drive from a friend's computer and hooked it up to my mobo to install RAID. then i unhooked and gave it back.
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I think you can use a flash drive, I think.
nope.
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