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Old 10-15-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Can i have a solid state drive for my OS and then 2 regular hard drives in RAID 0 for the rest of my stuff? or do all of my hard drives have to be in RAID?
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Can i have a solid state drive for my OS and then 2 regular hard drives in RAID 0 for the rest of my stuff? or do all of my hard drives have to be in RAID?
It depends on your motherboard/controller. It can definitely be done. Most people wouldn't recommend putting the storage drivers in RAID 0. It's better to get 3 smaller drives and put the in RAID 0+1. That way, you get the best of both worlds.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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will this motherboard work? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130226
isnt RAID 1 where 1 hard drive copies everything on the second one?
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RAID 1 is a mirrored array
so basically yes

RAID 0 is a stripped array
and RAID 5 is a stripped array with a stripped parady
the best of both worlds as it appears
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It depends on your motherboard/controller. It can definitely be done. Most people wouldn't recommend putting the storage drivers in RAID 0. It's better to get 3 smaller drives and put the in RAID 0+1. That way, you get the best of both worlds.
Correct me if I'm wrong but won't you need 4 drives to set up a RAID 0+1? (2 striped array and 2 to mirror the data)
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Correct me if I'm wrong but won't you need 4 drives to set up a RAID 0+1? (2 striped array and 2 to mirror the data)
You would be correct. Three Drives would be a RAID 5 which is very similar to a 0+1
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
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I personally dont think your going to gain much, if any, performance by splitting the OS and the applications to different drives. Most apps. rely on many Registry entries, and if these end up pointing to files on other drives, or partitions, it makes it more difficult to maintain backups without those entries going ‘out of sync’.

In fact the only benefit is the initial loading times.

Use the SSD for the OS and apps. and RAID the other two if you need too.
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SSD your OS and applications. RAID1 any video, music, and photos (or other important files).
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SSD your OS and applications. RAID1 any video, music, and photos (or other important files).
Yeah thats a good way to go. Just have a regular HD for storage. How big is your SSD?
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