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Possible RAID setup help (Combo of 0 and 1)

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I have built a new computer with this HDD setup:

320G OS HD
2x 1.5TB Media drive

I want to do a RAID 1, full copy, with the media drives.

I have considered putting a 320G partition on the media drives. Could this act as a RAID 0 partition with the OS HD? Is this possible, especially using my MOBO as a RAID controller?

My motherboard is:

I am running multiple OSes (Ubuntu and 7) so a strict software RAID is not possible (or rather, quite difficult)

In case my point didn't get across:
HDD 1: 320 GB with OS Installations
HDD 2: 1.5 TB, 1.18TB storage, 320 GB RAID 0 with HDD 1
HDD 3: 1.5 TB, Exact copy of HDD 2

If HDD 1 crashes, computer won't boot, media safe
If HDD 2 crashes, nothing lost
If HDD 3 crashes, nothing lost
If HDD 2 + 3 crash, I cry.
If HDD 1 + 2 + 3 crash, see previous outcome.
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A RAID 0 setup will almost certainly insist on using the entire drive(s), but it will only be of the size of the smallest, in your case 320Gb, which seems a waste of the bigger drive.

You'll do far better to simply use the 320Gb as a "normal" drive, and RAID 1 the two 1.5Tb drives.
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That was kindof my suspicion. Thank you very much. I appreciate the advice!
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