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Just wondering it is possible todo a Raid0? or whatever its called with two seperate drives but same RPm's. I want to Raid a Western Digital Green 1tb and Samsung F3 500GB? is it possible without a format or without losing any space,eg: so out of the 1.5tb doing raid and going down to 1TB etc..
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you can, but you will loose 500gb. from the 1tb.http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=830
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I might be mistaken, but you must use two of the same size drives to do raid0

EDIT:AMOCO is right you'll be using only half of the other drive.
also raid0 doubbles the chance of data loss
Edited by Eaglake - 3/27/11 at 5:03am
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Depends on your controller.
You cannot place them in an array and keep all of your data unless you have backed it up somewhere else, first, though.
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you can, but you will loose 500gb. from the 1tb.http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=830
Hmm this is true but I thought that, once that striped 500GB had been used up, the raid controller would use the rest of the 1TB hard drive automatically?

edit: utter nonsense, no idea why I even said this - ignore it
Edited by fluxlite - 3/27/11 at 5:28am
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Hmm this is true but I thought that, once that striped 500GB had been used up, the raid controller would use the rest of the 1TB hard drive automatically?
Ha, no.
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Hmm this is true but I thought that, once that striped 500GB had been used up, the raid controller would use the rest of the 1TB hard drive automatically?
Not to sure about that.
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Western Digital Green 1tb <--fail right there, cant raid eco drives, the disk head reader seeks off the disk when not been used therefore the TLER will cause a problem.

**basicly eco drives dont work with raid.**

Western digital back drives also fail in raid btw.

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A RAID 0 can be created with disks of differing sizes, but the storage space added to the array by each disk is limited to the size of the smallest disk. For example, if a 120 GB disk is striped together with a 100 GB disk, the size of the array will be 200 GB.
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Western Digital Green 1tb <--fail right there, cant raid eco drives, the disk head reader seeks off the disk when not been used therefore the TLER will cause a problem.

**basicly eco drives dont work with raid.**

Western digital back drives also fail in raid btw.

Samsung drives ftw!!!
Found out this while I was asking about raid and WD blacks
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When looking into the WD Blacks..be sure to get the model tagged FALS and not FAEX, as the FAEX's aren't RAID capable..
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