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fishtankfish
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Ok

I have this motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-131-490&depa=1

 

I am using a 120gb WD HDD and an 80gb Maxtor HDD. I know i can use the 'RAID' setup but i have no idea what that means or why i would want to. Anyway, i am thinking of adding another hard drive. What is my best possible set-up with this Mobo and 3+ hard drives?

 

Btw, please dont say 'buy raptors' or something like that. I want to still use the hard drives i have.

 

Thanks.

 

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Athlon 64 3200+

Asus K8V SE Deluxe Mobo

Visiontek X800 Pro

1 GB Corsair XMS

Antec TruePower 430 PSU

Western Digital 120GB 7200rpm HDD

Maxtor 80GB 7200rpm HDD

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

Windows XP Pro w/SP1

Edited by fishtankfish

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If those HD's are IDE which I am sure they are you can't use RAID. I don't know why you would want another HD in there when you already got 200GB of space between the two existing HD's, but oh well not my concern lol....I would use the 80GB as your primary, and the 120GB as the secondary for extra storage and then the 3rd HD has another storage drive. Like I said with an 80GB and 120GB already in it having another HD is IMO pointless.

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I,d also go with Nerm's post but i know why you'd want more HDD space, i do video cop... aherm loll and if you want to keep an image, you need all the HDD's you can get ;)

I dream of the so unatainable(for me) therabyte system :(

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