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running 2 new HDS in raid 0 or 1 arry


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Mr.Logic

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i've got 2 identical sata hd's and i'm thinking of running them in a raid 0 or 1 array

for raid 0 would i have to reinstall windows or could i just mirror my drive using seagates disc creator over to one them and have it run?

Raid 1 do i have mirror the drive twice so both roms are identical?

or should i jsut go for it and do RAID 10?

making the step from ide to sata what a pain both drives are 320gig but i ahve 120 Ide which i will profile jsut leave alone and put it away for safe and use it as a backup :whistling: but my raid 1 ? is to clear my thoughts and raid 0 is probly what i'm going for :blink:

thanks in advance

Also... both drives have jumpers that run them at 1.5g if ir emove them they run upto 3g should i leave the jumpers in and will my drive run cooler or should i risk it and remove the jumper and go for the highend speed? thanks

Edited by Mr.Logic, 19 January 2007 - 08:14 AM.

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Seagate's software only works with standalone drives, not drives that are part of a RAID array. You should be able to use Ghost though to achieve the same effect.

Regarding RAID 1, the specification of RAID 1 does the mirror automatically. RAID has no benefits or advantages in a home environment, it comes into its own in the workplace for servers and what not, but there's little or non speed increase over a standalone drive if that's what you're looking for.
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sorry it took me so long i did some more reserch well alot i should i say and chose a raid 0 arry, raid1 take up alot of space when i can just use an internal ide drive which is old 120gig and well raid 10 is even worse so i'm very content with almsot 640gigs of storage pace on my C:\drive.

thanks for the help and info Neil Jones
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If you're going for a RAID 0 setup, you need a strict backup routine and pattern, because when one of those two drives dies, you will lose everything.
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Yeah you are trading a large amount of data security for a tiny amount of performance that youll never need and to get a single large drive to appear and make you feel cool, when it comes to hard drives you generally want to divide them up for organisational and data security purposes.
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i do i have 120gig western Digital IDE that i ahve been back stuff on 2 i looked at the risk and i know they are high but i don't have much data to worry about if it really important is backed up on a dvd r or rw so i'm not worried about data lose i've made sure all goodies are safe :whistling:
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note down the road i'm thing of purchasing 2 more and filling my bays i'll have to get a bigger power supply but thats a big problem right now and i'll probly run them in a raid 3 or 4 or maybe 5 arry beings i can lsoe one drive and be ok what are your thoughts?
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