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no as you need to create the array before partitoning once you get to the partitioning part the 80GB will be unseen and unusable
By Windows or by all programs (like Gpart or something)? So it will be unusable no matter what?
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all programs will detect 2x the smallest drive
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you what your saying, is that i throw my old 80gig drive in with my 200gig drives and make a raid-0 out of that but i would be limited to the smallest drive? *** bother?
yes you woiuld be limited to 2x 80GB which is why it is best to get matching drives so the space can be fully used
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By Windows or by all programs (like Gpart or something)? So it will be unusable no matter what?
Let me explain how a RAID0 (basically) works.

The motherboard lies to your OS and everything that takes a look at your RAID0. Instead of saying you have 2 HDDs it will say you only have one that is twice the size of your smaller drive, but (theoretically) twice the speed. Your RAID0 (theoretically should) be twice the speed of your slower drive.

Yes you lose the 80GB. And quit complaining about it. I don't know how you could fill up 640GB let alone 700. I'm happy as *insert happy scenario here* with under 300GB.
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i understand how it works, im running it now. just that everything i have ever read said that you should use identical speed and size drives. was just questioning because i havent seem this done before.
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i understand how it works, im running it now. just that everything i have ever read said that you should use identical speed and size drives. was just questioning because i havent seem this done before.
I wasn't explaining it to you, it was aimed toward the OP.

Yeah, it is possible, but it's not smart. If you are buying HDDs for a RAID you buy the same ones because none of them are limited by each other and you aren't wasting money.
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Hey everybody! This is my first post, don't want to start another topic, because my question is about RAID 0.
Right now I have one 200G Maxtor Sata 150 drive with 8MB cache which spins at 7200 RPM. I just purchased two 120GB WD Sata 150 drives with 8MB cache which are spun at 5400RPM. If I set them up in RAID 0 (data stripping) will I get increase in performance or not?
My mobo is Asus K8N if that helps.
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Let me explain how a RAID0 (basically) works.

The motherboard lies to your OS and everything that takes a look at your RAID0. Instead of saying you have 2 HDDs it will say you only have one that is twice the size of your smaller drive, but (theoretically) twice the speed. Your RAID0 (theoretically should) be twice the speed of your slower drive.

Yes you lose the 80GB. And quit complaining about it. I don't know how you could fill up 640GB let alone 700. I'm happy as *insert happy scenario here* with under 300GB.
Ok, all I wanted to know is if I lose it. I wasn't planning to use all that space, just since I already have one 320GB, might as well take advantage of it. I wasn't complaining, or didn't mean to. I am just making sure I understand correctly...

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Hey everybody! This is my first post, don't want to start another topic, because my question is about RAID 0.
Right now I have one 200G Maxtor Sata 150 drive with 8MB cache which spins at 7200 RPM. I just purchased two 120GB WD Sata 150 drives with 8MB cache which are spun at 5400RPM. If I set them up in RAID 0 (data stripping) will I get increase in performance or not?
My mobo is Asus K8N if that helps.
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I would just RAID0 the two 120GB drives you just purchased and leave the 200GB as is. I've heard the difference between one drive and RAID is a good bit overall, or the most noticeable.
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Thanks for quick reply I will give them a try!
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Thanks for quick reply I will give them a try!
Ok, if you have any problems just make a thread or something, as I have not done RAID so I know little about setting it up.
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