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What are clusters or stripping or anything?
How do i set up RAID 0 on my Abit av8
Im kinda lost here, thanks.
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Originally Posted by simwarrior19
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Striping is a means of configuring 2 hard drives to function with your operating system in such a way that it thinks they're 1 hard drive with double the size. The advantage to doing this is that because each file is split between the hard drives, it's able to read and write from both of them simultaneously. Neither hard drive contains the whole file, it's divided up between them so accessing it and writing files can be done much faster. As far as stripe size, I strongly suggest you use 16kb because Windows uses a 4kb cluster size by default and that will keep it in the optimum 4:1 ratio. Are you trying to setup an IDE Raid array or Sata Raid?
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Looks like SATA. If so Just hist CTRL-A(may be a different option in yours) after post to enter raid menu. It will ask what drives you want to use. Select them and tell it raid 0 and BAM! DONE
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use 16kb? What are the advantages of each?

I have a disk that abit gave me, when do i need to use that? Its a floppy, it says sata driver disk.
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Is it a floppy or CD? You have to use it for the drivers when you install windows. Just like with the SATA drive or it won't recognize it.
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post #7 of 10
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floppy

So it sounds like i plug in the 2nd drive, then go to the raid screen, tell it RAID 0 16kb strip. Install XP, press f6 for raid driver disc. then im good to go?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simwarrior19
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So it sounds like i plug in the 2nd drive, then go to the raid screen, tell it RAID 0 16kb strip. Install XP, press f6 for raid driver disc. then im good to go?
Thats about the jist of it.
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post #9 of 10
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use 16kb? What are the advantages of each?
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post #10 of 10
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so how do the different sizes work? 16kb? 64 kb? 128?
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