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I've got a question about adding my 120gb ide hard drive to my pc with my 2x74gb raptor raid 0 hard drives.

I've added a hard drive before, but I wanted to clarify a couple of things. I'll obviously put slave setting, and I'll partition it, but is there a way to um let's see. Make the hard drive have it's operating system as it's own where in case my raptors fail, it would be a backup? I bought this hdd so that I could put files on it from my raptors anytime I wanted without making cds and such. It's also a safety measure in case my raptors fail.

So do I just partition it or is there anything special I need to do? I have graphics that I design that I don't want to constantly back up on cds hence the reason I bought this extra drive.

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Well I have had a second HD with 98 on it (a 4GB one, which is not in my system anymore). The thing is, when you boot it asks you which OS you want to boot up. If your raptors fail, you just choose which ever OS is on the secondary HD and there ya go. (i would advise putting a different OS on the 160 than the one on the raptors, sometimes it tries to boot both copies of XP or whatever you have.)
    
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Thanks.

Yeah, I installed Xp on this new one. Would the hdd have worked if I just partioned it without installing xp? Of course I'm wanting it as a backup so w3rd. I can see my hdd and switch files. Finally, everything in my pc is done.
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