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I currently have a 200 GB 7200 RPM SATA150 Maxtor hard drive, and was wondering if the following raid configuration would be possible:

I want to buy 3-4 of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106 and put them into RAID 0.

So if I put those into RAID 0 or any data striping configuration, could I use my old maxtor drive to back everything up. So I would have data striping for the 3-4 drives and if one of them failed then I would still have everything on my old drive.

Would that work...or no?
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Well to do RAID 0 or RAID 1 you would need an even number of drives so you would need 4 of those 80Giggers. You could just have it so the 4x80GB are your RAID 0 array and your 200GB is a separate drive and you would just manually back up data onto it, Although, you MAY be able to use it as a RAID 1 mirror, you could only use 80GB of it sadly.
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hmm...so that could work but only 80 gigs of data...so i could probly do raid 10 and have 160 gigs, right? And how much of a speed diff wuld there be between the raid 0 and the raid 10?
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RAID 10? Do you mean RAID 0+1?
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I do know of RAID 5 which is basically RAID 0+1 but with only 3 drives and theoretically it could work with 5 drives, not sure though and your mobo probably doesn't support it so you would need a PCI RAID card.

Basically it stripes the data between drives 1 and 2 but then writes the whole image to drive 3. Im not sure if this would or would not limit you to 80GB where as RAID 0 with 2 80GB would give you 160GB of storage, I think your best bet overall is just 2x80GB in RAID 0 and your 200GB as storage.
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woops...i meant how much of a speed difference would there be between raid 1 and raid 0
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Okay...so then if I bought four of those 80 gig drives and put them all in RAID 0 I would have 320 gigs of memory, right?

And then would it be possible to transfer all the data I have now in my current hard drive over to the RAID 0 arrary, and then use my old 200 gig hdd to back up everything?
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I f your looking for speed raid 0 is the way to go. You kill all your gains by going to raid 0+1.
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So then if I had the 200 gig hdd backing up the raid 0 array...I wouldnt get any speed gain?
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woops...i meant how much of a speed difference would there be between raid 1 and raid 0
Well, with Raid 1 it would be no speed increase... it would just write all the data to both hard drives so that incase one of them were to go down then the other would back it all up. 2 80gig HD = 80gig because they both have same data

With Raid 0 it would be faster because its writing bits to both hard drives at the same time, but if one went down you would lose everything. Also, you would have 160 gig.

Check out this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID_0 it may help explain RAID configurations to you.
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