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How do you set up RAID 0?

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I just browsed through the forum and google, and I learned that RAID 0 can boost up hard drive performance . This is a huge advantage , so I might decide to purchase another ST3120026AS and configure them with RAID 0 setting.
But first,
how exactly do you do RAID 0 on two identicle harddrives?
Is there any RAID card or software required to initiate RAID 0?
Would it work on my dell 4600's MOBO?

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If your mb supports raid then yes you can. If not then you can add a raid controller card.
You would have to reformat and install windows on the new setup.
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You will also need a floppy drive and a diver disk for you raid controller (floppy) while doing the windows install or it will not pick up the array. Press F6 at the begining of the install.
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Is there any other way to do it without reformatting my pc because I have a lot of stuffs on my comp, and it would take a long time to get it back if i reformatted the HD. I dont think my dell mobo supports raid 0, I guess i would need to get a RAID card.
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Just backup important files on CDs or DVDs or a External HDD, that's what I did. Most of the programs on here are ones I dont use anymore and hte ones I do use i have CDs for.

Its is a huge advantage over a signle drive, pretty much double the speed for IDE RAID, which is what I'm setting up for.
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Your mobo does support RAID ( I think...), to check, go into your BIOS (Usually F10 or Delete) and peek around for RAID settings.
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Your mobo does support RAID ( I think...), to check, go into your BIOS (Usually F10 or Delete) and peek around for RAID settings.

if your motherboard supports sata, would it support raid? Couldn't find a faq on this, just trying to figure out whats up..
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