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i have been looking around on several sites and whenever i encounter hard drives, "RAID" keeps poppin up. what is it?
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'RAID' is the joining of 2 HDD'S so that when in windows it will come up as 1 big harddrive... or partition as such.
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is it possible to use RAID for IDE HDD's?
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Originally Posted by jon.baldie
is it possible to use RAID for IDE HDD's?
Yep it sure is from what i know..But i think you my have to buy a RAID card to go in your PCI SLOT
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ooo goodie!

a RAID setup would be perfect for what i'm doing....

which gives birth to yet another question: how do you do it? and what setup would be best for max storage and performance?
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Originally Posted by OmniAngel
ooo goodie!

a RAID setup would be perfect for what i'm doing....

which gives birth to yet another question: how do you do it? and what setup would be best for max storage and performance?
Check this FAQ: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/48758-...ers-guide.html
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puttin that one in a place for safe keeping
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