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post #1 of 9
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So I have a 500GB AAKS and just bought and received two 640GB AAKS. Now I am wondering if I should do a clean install and running my two 640GB HDD's in RAID and use the 500GB for other files.

I am leaning towards a clean install and running RAID since my OS is running slow.
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post #2 of 9
The problem with raid is when you change motherboards you screw your entire array up ><" That's why I chose not to go for it. I mean apart from loading and transfer times there isn't much difference. I don't mind waiting the extra thirty seconds but if you think it's worth it go for it. The AAKS are beasts, I can't imagine what they might do in raid. Just keep the above in mind
post #3 of 9
It's better to do a clean install with the twp 640gb and the 500gig to backup your file. Just in case your raid goes bad. You have the other drive with all you backup files.

Thats' the way I have mine hookup.
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The speed is worth it every time.
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post #5 of 9
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I should do a clean install and running my two 640GB HDD's in RAID and use the 500GB for other files.

Exactly what I would do, start everything from fresh.
post #6 of 9
Even though i have two 500gb drives for my Raid0, the only reason i got them was for performance and not for using them, only Windows, apps and games go on them.
My third 500gb goes to my media etc.
I had a problem once with my raid which killed off my installs, but if you dont plan on filling up the space and using them for speed, reinstalling only takes an hour for the important stuff if you've got good backups.
For me speed > reliability for my Raid, due to good backing up.
It is really up to you on how you use your system and what data you need on the drives to make your own choice.
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post #7 of 9
Since you have a back up drive, you risk of losing data due to RAID is much lower. Its worth it, even though there is increased risk.
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After two failed RAID installs I am not bothering.
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post #9 of 9
I can't get XP to install using my current configuration (3 x 320 gig 7200.10's in Raid 0 with a 640 gig aaks backup) so I can't bench

But when I had 320 x 2 with a 320 backup I was getting double the speed of a single drive (and boots like a beast now)
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