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Tyan K8WE (S2895) -How do I set up RAID 0 properly?

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March 12, 2006 6:51:12 PM

Hi. Ive never set up a RAID before. I have two 250g S-ATA drives hooked up right now to channel 1 and 2.
Q1: The MB has S-ATA ch 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4. Can I have the raid on 1 and 2 and then 2 other drives run sepretly on 3 and 4?

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March 12, 2006 10:36:30 PM

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Hi. Ive never set up a RAID before. I have two 250g S-ATA drives hooked up right now to channel 1 and 2.
Q1: The MB has S-ATA ch 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4. Can I have the raid on 1 and 2 and then 2 other drives run sepretly on 3 and 4?


Are you planning to put an OS on the RAID 0? If not, I would suggest going with a Software RAID 0 since you have Dual AMD Opteron 64 CPU's, the Processing Overhead is irrelevant.

There should be 6 SATA ports on your mobo, 4x SATA1 and 2x SATA2. You won't be able to have 2 seperate RAID's using ports 1-4 on SATA1, but you can put 2 drives in the 4x SATA1 ports and 2 more in the SATA2 ports because you have 2 RAID Controllers, and that will let you have the RAID 0 and 2 other drives as well. If you need a more indepth description, re-post and I'll accomodate.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
March 13, 2006 9:13:42 AM

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Hi. Ive never set up a RAID before. I have two 250g S-ATA drives hooked up right now to channel 1 and 2.
Q1: The MB has S-ATA ch 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4. Can I have the raid on 1 and 2 and then 2 other drives run sepretly on 3 and 4?

Yes. Set BIOS accordingly.
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