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got my raid array set up, 95 mb/s

my question is, can i throw my ide ATA/133 drive in this system as a backup, just for info storage?

if it has any negative effects besides slow access of the data on there, please let me know!
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It will make your RAID setup pointless. You can only run them as fast as the slowest drive.

95mb/s?

Most SATA drives run @ 150mb/s+
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95 is actully a good average read... have you seen the running tally they have here?
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95 is actully a good average read... have you seen the running tally they have here?
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noxious, it's rated for 1.5GB/S. Are you doing PATA RAID?
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Originally Posted by bgbop15
got my raid array set up, 95 mb/s

my question is, can i throw my ide ATA/133 drive in this system as a backup, just for info storage?

if it has any negative effects besides slow access of the data on there, please let me know!
If the raid setup is SATA, then running the ATA drive on the separate bus is fine and wont affect your access times negatively.
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thought so...
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Yes you can run it as a back-up disk. No problem, as long as you don't install anything on it. Good idea!!

95Mb/s is actuall a really good t-rate. Be happy , and forget people talking anything way abowe that on a two disk array. They are
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yes sata is 1.5Gb/s but that gB or whatever only actually 150Mb/s max
    
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i thought so... thanks for he help guys... rep points awarded!
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