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EDITED read post 3
im gonna go with 2 80g for a raid 0
now will the 8mb cache hinder in proformance over a 16mb cache on the hd's?





i want to set up a raid between a 250g and a 500g hd
there will be 3 partitions
80 os
170 raid storage partition
250 non raid storage(extra space left over after the raid

if i reformat will i loose al partitions?
or will i lose just the 80
or the 80 and the 170?
Edited by noobdown - 6/12/08 at 6:10pm
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any one know this answer?
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scratch the other idea. im gonna go with 2 80g for a raid 0
now will the 8mb cache hinder in proformance over a 16mb cache on the hd's?
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anyone?
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The "better" drive will act the same as the other drive. It'll use 8MB of cache...I *believe*

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anyone?
8MB Cache/16MB Cache/32MB Cache helps to a degree but not enough that you should care about.
 
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i was gonna do this set up a raid between a 250g and a 500g hd
there will be 3 partitions
80 os
170 raid storage partition
250 non raid storage(extra space left over after the raid

if i reformat will i loose al partitions?
or will i lose just the 80
or the 80 and the 170?
but there is no point if i loose all the info on the drives

so i will get 2 80 gigs instead. they have 8mb caches they will be i dentical drives

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If you reformat...you reformat a specific partition I believe.

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i was gonna do this set up a raid between a 250g and a 500g hd
there will be 3 partitions
80 os
170 raid storage partition
250 non raid storage(extra space left over after the raid

if i reformat will i loose al partitions?
or will i lose just the 80
or the 80 and the 170?
but there is no point if i loose all the info on the drives

so i will get 2 80 gigs instead. they have 8mb caches they will be i dentical drives

thanks guys + rep for you
If you format you DO NOT lose partitions, you would have to manually delete a partition for that to happen. When using partitions they act as an independant drive with it's own designated drive letter. So when you format, you format a particular partition not the total drive.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/12/08 at 6:30pm
 
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If you format you DO NOT lose partitions, you would have to manually delete a partition for that to happen. When using partitions they act as an independant drive with it's own designated drive letter. So when you format, you format a particular partition not the total drive.
i am fimiliar with formating and partitioning but i was unsure because of the raid 0 setup i want, what would happen if i reformated the os drive.(besides the obvious)
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