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Ok. i'm having a problem deciding on whether to get SATA150 or not.

 

i'v always wanted to run RAID 0. but i'v never done it before. i just need some info on what i should look for or if someone can walk me thru on how to do RAID 0. i don't know if i need anything extra or if the hdd's need to be a certain kind or something.

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Ask and you shall recieve:

 

http://www.angrygames.com/nf4raid-1.htm

 

Its easy as pie. SATA150, SATA 3.0Gb/s, it all works in raid-0. If you want a cheap but good SATA3.0Gb/s,

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822145082

 

I got two of thoose in RAID-0 no probs. NV raid is damn simple, that guide is damn easy, rock on dude. Nothing to fear.

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Ask and you shall recieve:

 

http://www.angrygames.com/nf4raid-1.htm

 

Its easy as pie. SATA150, SATA 3.0Gb/s, it all works in raid-0. If you want a cheap but good SATA3.0Gb/s,

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822145082

 

I got two of thoose in RAID-0 no probs. NV raid is damn simple, that guide is damn easy, rock on dude. Nothing to fear.

 

ill second that. the deskstars are pimp. if you can scratch out a few bucks more get the 250gigs for the mostbang for the buck storage. you end up paying like 40 cents a gigabyte. and these drives are sweet.easily worth almost double what hitachi charges.

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Ask and you shall recieve:

 

http://www.angrygames.com/nf4raid-1.htm

 

Its easy as pie. SATA150, SATA 3.0Gb/s, it all works in raid-0. If you want a cheap but good SATA3.0Gb/s,

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822145082

 

I got two of thoose in RAID-0 no probs. NV raid is damn simple, that guide is damn easy, rock on dude. Nothing to fear.

 

 

this guide covers if ur doing a clean install. is there any way i can install these drives w/o having to do a clean install?

 

also anyone know the difference between the Diamond Max 10 and the Diamond Max Plus 10 Drives?

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if you plan on putting your new highspeed raid drives as your seocndary(ie D,E,F.....and so on)

then ya your fine. but whats the point. you want your raid array as your main(C Drive). thats whats gonna improve overall speed of your system for loading. and to have your OS put onto your raid array your gonna need to do it from scratch. sorry but its a necisary evil.

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if you plan on putting your new highspeed raid drives as your seocndary(ie D,E,F.....and so on)

then ya your fine. but whats the point. you want your raid array as your main(C Drive). thats whats gonna improve overall speed of your system for loading. and to have your OS put onto your raid array your gonna need to do it from scratch. sorry but its a necisary evil.

 

right now. My main OS is on the 160gb Drive which is basically empty. i'll be putting the RAID setup for storage mostly. which is why i have the 300gb HDD. but that filled up quickly. so i figure if i have 1TB of space in RAID. it'll move Nice n Fast for Storage. i can't RAID my current hdd's cuz 1 is ATA150(seagate) and the other is ATA100(WD).

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Is there a significant advantage to hooking up 3 or 4 smaller drives in Raid 0, instead of 2 larger drives?

 

2 of the 160GB Hitachis will run me $154, while 4 of the 80GB Hitachis run would cost $214. Also, if I'm reading the Hitachi site correctly, the 160GB are NCQ but the 80GB ones aren't - how much difference will that make?

 

Thanks in advance.

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