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Could someone take the time to explain what RAID is and how to set it up?

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Woah look! A RAID wiki!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redunda...ependent_disks
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Cool! Merci to you and lovely Wiki!

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OK but I still don't get it... How are they controlled and when one of the drives in array fails (Lets say RAID0) Does that mean the drive is broken or you need to reinstall?

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If you have 2 hard drives that are 500GB each you can RAID them. In RAID0 it has twice as much data, speed and more of a chance to fail. If one drive fails you lose all your data and the drive is broken. In raid1 it just mirrors 2 hard drives so if one fails you can continue with all your data and you don't lose anything.
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