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i have 3 hdd one 250gb and two 80gb
how do i bind them with raid
what steps do i have to do
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i have 3 hdd one 250gb and two 80gb
how do i bind them with raid
what steps do i have to do
Well you can't do anything with the 250GB drive, but the two 80GB drives you can put them in either RAID 0 or 1.

You have to go into your BIOS and set up your RAID through that it should be described in the manual to the Motherboard.
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u have to enable RAID in the BIOS then it will give u a step to configure it but u have to do a fresh install of everything for it to work so u will wipe computer
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You can either do a RAID0 or a JBOD setup (assuming the RAID controller can handle it)

You lose all your data but go into BIOS and enable your RAID controller (should be in the chipset options) then restart the system and the RAID should appear, go into the controllers options and create a "striping" raid on the two 80Gbs
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If all you wanted was one big disk, you could use the "Dynamic Disk" option built into Windows' Disk Management. This would allow you to span the drives.
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JBOD is rarely useful. It only helps if storage has to be seen as a pool (i.e. server).

JBOD has the disadvantage of RAID0 but none of the benefits.
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