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if i'm using a SSD as boot drive and a 1TB HDD as storage do i need to set up RAID? if yes which RAID?

i'm a noob at RAID please help !!!!
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Do you want the 1TB to be faster? Or would you like it to have a back up drive then yes
    
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Do you want the 1TB to be faster? Or would you like it to have a back up drive then yes
yes i would like the 1TB to be faster, i'm installing basically everything on my HDD except like games .... etc to be on my SSD.

and no the HDD doesn't need to be a back up drive, just a storage drive would be ok!!
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post #4 of 28
Grab another drive and raid 0 it then. Should see about double the performance out of it then. Is it a F3 drive as i can post benchmarks with a single and two in raid 0
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I don't understand. Do you mean you like to raid the ssd with another or another hard drive and do raid 0 perhaps?
that's the thing i don't get !!! i want to set my SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage. and my SSD and HDD won't store the same thing, i will store games or adobe firework/photoshop on SSD, and just random documents, pictures, or movies on my HDD.
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You don't have to Raid.And here is a guide that will help:http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=886
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Grab another drive and raid 0 it then. Should see about double the performance out of it then. Is it a F3 drive as i can post benchmarks with a single and two in raid 0
i don't have extra money for another f3, tho i am buying a samsung spinpoint f3 1TB drive
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if i'm using a SSD as boot drive and a 1TB HDD as storage do i need to set up RAID? if yes which RAID?

i'm a noob at RAID please help !!!!
No you do not. Typically you need 2 or more of the same size/speed drives to setup raid.

Example:
- 2x 1TB drives in raid 0 (stripe) gives you 2TB capacity, with improved speed; but if one drive dies you lose all data
- 2x 1TB drives in raid 1 (mirror) gives you 1TB capacity, with typically no speed increase/decrease & with redundancy; and if one drive dies all your data is still intact on the other drive

There's also raid 6, 10, etc.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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post #9 of 28
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i don't have extra money for another f3, tho i am buying a samsung spinpoint f3 1TB drive
Split the 1TB into 2 partitions and software Raid!
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Split the 1TB into 2 partitions and software Raid!
can you explain further? i don't understand you
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