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Setting up a Raid for the first time ever..

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So i have a Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3

A buddy of mine just upgraded his HDD's so gave me his 36gb raptors.

I've never setup a raid before any tips suggestions before I dive into this?
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Um just format all of em before you start, if you've got 2 do a raid 0, 4 or more raid 5 or something.
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even with 4 I'd do a raid 0 and keep your protected files on another hard drive. If the array fails you still have your stuff, and then you can reinstall and not look your essential files.

Also, check board specs, some boards require all drives to be in a raid even if you only want to raid 2 or 3. So you may have to resort to external drives.
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Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post
even with 4 I'd do a raid 0 and keep your protected files on another hard drive. *snip*
Agreed. With Raid 0 you want to make sure you keep all of your important documents backed up.

You may want to read about what stripe size is best for those drives performance wise.
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