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That's entirely possible. When you set up RAID 0, it treats both hard drives like they are one disk. So all you would have to do is partition part of the array just like you would for a single drive and it would work with increased performance.
What if you had 320GB Vista drive, and a 500GB XP drive...is it possible to shrink the XP partition and create a 320GB partition for RAID with only Vista? I'm assuming that I would need to reformat my Vista operating system if I did, and install it over both HDDs.
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post #22 of 31
wow people....gj...left the OP confused on an easy question.

OK lets set the record straight. this has been said in the thread, but the OP still is confused

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF RAID
RAID 0 - NO space loss, TWICE the write performance - two 80GB hard drives in RAID 0, you get 160GB AND twice the performance. seems like the perfect option, and it is; however if one drive goes bad, you lose data on both
RAID 1 - 50% space loss, TWICE the read performance - two 80GB hard drives in RAID 1 you get 80GB and you have duplicate copies of the data on each one, so if one goes bad the other still has all the data

meh, perhaps i was beaten to the point. anyway, just tried to keep it simple
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Man there is some serious mix info here, RAID 0(stripping) FTW!
you get the space of 2 drives, and the double speed!
Only problem is if 1 drive goes, everything is lost.

Oh, and you can run seperate partitions on a raid 0 too.
the biggest misunderstanding of them all!!!

'double speed' means double WRITE speed.

with RAID 1 you get double READ speed, same write speed (almost same anyway)
with RAID 0 you get double WRITE speed, same read speed (almost same anyway)

they are BOTH FTW....RAID 0 is good for budget conscious individuals, or gamers, but RAID 1 is just as good a performance booster, just in different areas.

edit: thats why I run RAID0/1
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post #24 of 31
So if i want to have things loading up nice n fast and good HDD Speed, things like...

--> Loadin up windows
--> Game Load screen
--> After closing a game [sometimes takes a lil while whilst the HDD goes crazy]

Would RAID1 be better?

I thought RAID0 made both read / write faster, dunno if its worth it anymore =/

Will be buying 2 Seagate Barracudas [320GB, 16mb cache, 7200.11]

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post #25 of 31
LOL, right...
http://www.prepressure.com/library/technology/raid
Why would write suffer in a stripe?
Only read test can be done on a drive, cause write tests remove all the data, hence HDtach only does read tests.
This is my 2 seagate250s

(the 2 tests are write cache on or off)(oh, ignore the blue burst speed HDtach bug)
Edited by -=sT3V3=- - 6/1/08 at 5:57pm
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post #26 of 31
So Indian's advice was incorrect?

I always thought that RAID0 improved both Read and Write
    
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post #27 of 31
Ok, boys to finish the confusion, i did tests, i used 2 raptor 150s, first is the write speed of a stripe array:

Next is a Mirror raid write speed:

And last the Mirror raid read speed:


I did not bother with a stripe read speed cause i forgot! lol
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SO IF one driver loses data i lose all my data? what are the chances that this will happen?
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SO IF one driver loses data i lose all my data? what are the chances that this will happen?
I have had hard drives fail. Some say its not if a hard drive will fail, but when. It is a relatively small risk. But if you only had one drive, and it failed you would still lose all your data.
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If 1 of the 2 HDDs fail, all the data is gone. And no one can exactly predict when a drive will fail...
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