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Old 02-01-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Raid question guys

ok guys i just ordered a wd RAPTOR SATA 36.7G hard drive and i am going to keep me existing 100GB ide hard drive for now. my question is when i want to get another raptor and hook them up in raid 0, do i need the exact same size raptor or can i get the 74GB one and still do raid 0? i think i saw somewhere that they had to be the same size. but i dont think 73.4 gb will be enough for me. well it might because i only have 24.4 gigs used now and ive had this pc for two years now. but id still like to know if they have to be the same.

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i believe the raid is the size of the smallest hard drive, so if you have a 36 and a 74 you'll only have 36 gig of space on the 74, but im not for certain
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Raid question guys

No, they have to be the exact same size, just like dual channel memories have to be the same.
Check this site for easy explanation on all types of RAID setups.
http://www.acnc.com/raid.html
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