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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Sata drive and raid

I have never use this option on my computer.I want to us it now the problem direction suck to follow.Is anyone interested in set it up for me for few buck and lunch? I'm running a Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra dual channel ddr with to hard drives. I'm buying some sata drives. I need computer HELP

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 08:38 AM
 
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What RAID will you be setting up?

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I'm guessing that you're going to go with RAID 1? That's the one to use for redundancy or to basically backup your HD. No matter, it's pretty basic to do it.

1) Install Windows on one of the drives as you would normally.

2) When all is set, either plug the drives into your RAID card, or if it's built in to the motherboard then turn it on in the BIOS and make sure both drives are connected.

3) Enter the RAID utility which there's usually some way to launch before the PC boots.

4) In the RAID BIOS/setup, it should be fairly straight forward. It will ask what kind of RAID, then you tell it to re-build the array.

That should take a while but then afterwards you should be good. If you did a RAID 1 then you can test it by pulling the power cable on the first drive and seeing if that works.
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From my personal opinion, using raid on a home computer to increase performance is a waste of money. You should spend your cash on faster ram/processor/video card. Or just use the HD as extra storage.

I had RAID 0/1 with WD 86 Gb 10k Raptors. I ended up taking apart my array and using the raptor in another computer.
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From my personal opinion, using raid on a home computer to increase performance is a waste of money. You should spend your cash on faster ram/processor/video card. Or just use the HD as extra storage.

I had RAID 0/1 with WD 86 Gb 10k Raptors. I ended up taking apart my array and using the raptor in another computer.
Agreed.
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