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Ok so my usb controller on my 120gb Maxtor dies on me the other day, so now I have a 120gb IDE HD along side of my 120gb SATA. What I am wondering is if I get a IDE to SATA connector could I run RAID? here is the connector
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822998001

here are my HDs diff brands same specs.....

current main HD
Western Digital
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...01205-1-316603

Maxtor
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=100703

would this in theory work?
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The short answer is no . You need at least 2 identical drives to run a raid array
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yea, cant run raid unless its 2x identical IDE's or 2x identical SATA's.

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Plus those ide to sata converters are very finicky. I tried a couple awhile back on a WD 120GB IDE HDD that I was using for storage and couldn't get it to work. The bios of my two different Asus board saw the drive, but it crashed the pc right after bios boot.
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