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Old 05-19-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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I fairly new at this and have researched alot about computer. I want to run RAID but i dont really know what part to get.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131235
this is the motherboard that i have. I you guys could please let me know what HDD you reccommended. My budget is around $600.

I was thinking two of these

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136011

And one of these
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148278.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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Yea. They'll be fine.

What RAID array are you going to set up?
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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thats another question that i was going to asks i dont know how to.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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Setting up a RAID array is simple.

You need to figure out if you want read/write access speed(RAID 0), or data protection(RAID1 and above).
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #5
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what about raid 5, oh this board could i run RAID 0+1
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Look on like the fourth or fifth page under "General Computer Hardware and Software" .. I have a post started "Running a Raid"
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Look on like the fourth or fifth page under "General Computer Hardware and Software" .. I have a post started "Running a Raid"
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=71344

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #8
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Ohhh i see...Very informative thread. I had a question seeing as im paranoid about raid 0 that one drive will fail. Could i run Raid 0 and have an external HD as a back up. I want the speed of RAID 0 but also the security of RAID 1 and i dont think my board supports RAID 0+1. What would you guys reccommend?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:21 PM   #9
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Your board doesn't support RAID 0+1. But it goes even better than that.

It supports RAID 10.

RAID 10 has a better fault tolerance than RAID 0+1 and you get good access speed too.

As long as you can afford the drives and really need this kind of set-up i'd go for it.
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wow i dont think im going to need that.. You would need a minimun of 4 drives right?...So if i would add another Western Digital Raptor 160gb would that complete RAID10.


What other alternative is out there?
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