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Old 06-09-2006, 12:54 AM   #1
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Hey guys.

Well, I just had the glorious moment of ordering something from Newegg. Well, two somethings really. And those two somethings are two Western Digital Raptor drives to put in RAID 0.

I just wanted to ask a few questions about this. How exactly do I set a RAID 0 setup up? I have really decided (thanks to some input) that I will reinstall Windows from scratch on these two drives. I'm assuming I should load SATA drivers on a floppy before I start, just in case, right? How do I set up the RAID system before I install XP, and how do I tell the setup of XP to install to both drives?

Also, what power cords do I use for the Raptors (here's an image: click here)? Do I use the SATA power, the molex connector, or both?

Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID_0#RAID_0

Oops, that only says what it is. Not how to set ot up. Sorry.
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http://www.pcmech.com/show/harddrive/296/5/

try this
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Thanks, but that's for IDE RAID, and doesn't answer a lot of my questions about drivers and such... I found a guide last night that I read, but I read it at 2 in the morning so I'll probably read it again. If you have any other information, then let me know.
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Old 06-10-2006, 01:07 PM   #5
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Hate to bump it, but I must.
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Old 06-10-2006, 01:15 PM   #6
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This site is great for SATA RAID setup: I have to use the Nvidia RAID setup.

http://www.mysuperpc.com/build/pc_sa...aid_boot.shtml
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