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Creating a striped RAID array in XP

The first step is to convert both disks from basic to dynamic disks within Windows. A dynamic disk is a disk that contains an additional database of other dynamic disks on the system. Dynamic disks can only be read by Windows 2000, XP Professional and the various Windows Server operating systems, and are required to create software RAID arrays within Windows.

Both hardware and software RAID 0 should offer a significant increase in overall hard disk performance to any system. The tradeoff between the two is in expense (if your system does not have a hardware RAID controller built in) vs. the slightly increased load on the CPU that software RAID imposes.


Since my motherboard doesnt support raid...and i have 2 120gig pata drive lying around. So is it a good idea to do software raid?
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Hmmm.... I'd be slightly crash-worried. I'd just go out and pick up a PCI raid controler if I were you.
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If you want to merge the drives and get a bit more performance from them, sure. You could put your page file on the raided drives, it would make it faster. But a software raid is really not that great, most of the time games and such are installed to the same drive as windows, thus it won't affect load times unless you install on the other drives. Some games don't like that.

But if you wanted more performance from windows you need a hardware raid solution, because you can't reformat and install windows on a software raid.
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