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The problem with your scenario is when your OS contacts another portion of the "C" RAID0 array it will slow the array and negate the improvements of RAID0.

Also the array will always default to the lowest spec'd drive of the array.

If you need RAID0 you're best off running the same model drives.

You can try your idea but it's just not worth the hassle and leaves your RAID0 info/data at risk.
why will the array slow down when contacting another portion? is that because im using a partitioned drive or because the drives im using arent the same? ... or because im using a cloned drive to create the array?


i am new to raid, considering iv never done it before. but from what ive read, i want a raid0 array. and i believe that it involves splitting up the infomation amongst the drives correct? so if i were to clone my drive right now, and reimage two drives with that info to create my array, itll be more of a raid1 type array, correct?


i do want it to run as well and quick as possible, its just that reinstalling windows and all my programs is a pain.
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Better to get 2 drives apart from the drive your OS is on. This is how I run my raid 0. My programs load super fast and I did not need to reinstall my OS, and my original partitions on my OS drive remain with no data corruption.
how do your programs load quicker if your raid array isnt part of your OS? did you not install your programs on your "c" drive?


i never even thought about if that was necessary or not. whenever anything is installed, the default location is always c/programs. is it fine to run your OS on the "c" and install all games/programs on a different physical drive?
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is that because im using a partitioned drive or because the drives im using arent the same?
Both. The array will be as slow as the slowest drive and anytime your OS needs to use the unpartitioned part of the drive it will have to "slow" the array to put data on the slower unpartitioned area.

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i am new to raid, considering iv never done it before. but from what ive read, i want a raid0 array. and i believe that it involves splitting up the infomation amongst the drives correct? so if i were to clone my drive right now, and reimage two drives with that info to create my array, itll be more of a raid1 type array, correct?
Yep!

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