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hey all, well i got 2 320 Seagate 7200.100's
and i want to pu them in Raid 0.
My questions:
2 x 320's, how much space would that give me when i Raid 0 them?

If i raid 0, now, and then switch to Vista 64 in the near future, will they still work fine with all the data still intact?(using them for media storage)

Some easy steps to set up Raid 0 on my mobo plz

thanks alot!!
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Probably around 630 GB , and yeah , Vista recognizes most file systems.
The size also depends on the block size you set.
More RAID info here.
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Raid 0 is simply allowing both HD's to write and read, making search and write time much faster. You still have 2 x 320GB = 640, but they act as 1 HD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DiagnosisDirt View Post
Probably around 630 GB , and yeah , Vista recognizes most file systems.
The size also depends on the block size you set.
More RAID info here.
what do you mean by block size i set?
sorry noob here
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Quote:
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what do you mean by block size i set?
sorry noob here
Block or sector size is how big each chunk of data you want. It can be like 4KB to 128KB. Basically, it determines how often the data will be pulled from each drive. If you have small sectors, 4KB from one drive and then 4KB from another and then 4K from the first. All this is about performance but doesn't make a huge impact.
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what would be the best block size for me?
raid 0, 2 x 320 7200.10 seagates and storing mostly songs, videos etc.
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