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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:08 am 
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I cant remember but can you use two different hard drives in RAID 0, I believe (striping)? I have an older Hitachi drive and im getting a new WD that has more cache and I think faster seek times. They both are 80 GB.


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Anyone? I know that a lot of you people know.


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It's definitely possible. I wouldn't, however, if the drives contrast each other in terms of performance.


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hm.. sigh ok


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Doesn't hurt to try, chances are it will work just fine, but you will be limited by the performance of the slower drive. You can potentially use different capacity drives as well, you will simply loose the amount of space that is equal to the difference between the two. Such a compromise might be viable in a RAID-1 configuration, but since you want RAID-0, thus performance, it's best to use identical drives.


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Well never mind the rebate ended yesterday and now im a little pissed.


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Sh**, I should have elaborated. My bad! :/


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Its ok I just missed out on the deal of a life time because of you....




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What exactly was this "Deal"?


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A Western Digital Caviar 80GB, 7200RPM, Internal EIDE Hard Drive, Special Edition for $30 after rebates from Compusa.


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I thought you could only make a RAID setup with 2 SATA hard drives, not IDE?


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ATA RAID is possible with an ATA RAID controller (obviously - makes me sound stupid). It's been out earlier than SATA RAID (again, obviously).


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:11 pm 
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Ah good point. I'm so used to hearing about SATA drives being RAID'ed that I forgot all about the controller cards. :P


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