Originally Posted by Captain Pooka
Alright, New Idea man.
I have a 250gb IDE drive. I am going to get two of those WD 250 drives you have up there and run them in a raid and put EVERYTHING on that raid. All the documents and stuff, however, I will put on the ide for storage. Sound good?
Now when I get these drives in I will start a new post if I can't figrue this out
I'm going to have to put the drives in a raid and then install the OS on them.. can you do that?
Well I would've put the documents & stuff on a RAID 1 and everything else on the single IDE drive.
That's not saying that your suggestion is bad, because it isn't.
You can have multiple RAID 1 arrays and you wouldn't loose any data doing this.
I have 8 SATA ports and at the moment I have just one RAID 1 array using only 2 SATA ports but I could have four RAID 1 arrays if I really wanted to.
All you have to do when you set up the new array is to select the drives you want in the RAID and select the RAID type you want.
Easy, when you know how...