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well here we go.

currently i have my system setup like this:
1 HDD dual booting XP and VISTA (OS ONLY)
1 HDD all storage of files and etc (FILES ONLY)

well now i want to do some experimenting with raid, but now i have a few quick questions:

a) im pretty sure it is better to get a raid controller card and use raid but right now im just experimenting so i will use onboard raid controller. will the controller card make it better?

b) would it be faster to just get a WS Raptor and use it as a single drive or to get two (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=117009) and raid 0 them.

c) lets say i want to do raid 5 to protect against loss/corruption of one disk. so what happens when i do lose one disk. how do i recover the system back? does it auto recover?

d) okay let say i want to raid 5 and i get three of those drives, how do you set it up. -> i know you want to go into the bios and set the raid mode to raid instead of IDE. but how do you install it it up?

e) if i raid those drives up can i still access my storage drive. it's not sata its IDE
Thanks in advance
Edited by this n00b again - 6/6/08 at 9:44am
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