YOUR MOTHERBOARD IS A DINOSAUR. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GET A GIGABYTE THAT HAS SATA FUNCTUALITY. WITH THAT IN MIND GET 2 RAPTORS AND CREATE A R.A.I.D. (THE MORE EVEN NUMBERED HARD DRIVES YOU HAVE THE FASTER IT WILL GET.)
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METAL, RAID 0 does not require an even # of drives, just more than 1. RAID 5 requires 3 or more drives...
RAID 1 tho, requires 2 or 4 drives.
Just setting you straight is all, so your advice is not taken to heart by someone.