Raid Setup

i just bought 2 WD Raptor 150gb 10,000rpm for Serial ata
and i have Two Maxtor 250gb
i was hoping to put 150 at Raid 0 And the 250's at Raid 1
will this work by just making the two Master and Slaves and in gaming will there be a difference
i have a - A8V Deluxe Asus Motherboard
Athlon AMD 4000 CPU
2GB Corsair XMS ddr Ram
Ati Radeon 800X PRo Video Card
X-FI Sound card
Will this all work to just Plug them in and will i loose my data 3 are New. Please Help
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    i just bought 2 WD Raptor 150gb 10,000rpm for Serial ata
    and i have Two Maxtor 250gb
    i was hoping to put 150 at Raid 0 And the 250's at Raid 1
    will this work by just making the two Master and Slaves and in gaming will there be a difference
    i have a - A8V Deluxe Asus Motherboard
    Athlon AMD 4000 CPU
    2GB Corsair XMS ddr Ram
    Ati Radeon 800X PRo Video Card
    X-FI Sound card
    Will this all work to just Plug them in and will i loose my data 3 are New. Please Help


    I'm not really sure I understand your question. I see that your mobo supports two SATA drives in RAID0, 1 or 1+0. I have never done it but I read that you can take an existing boot drive and retain it intact while using it to build a RAID1. I could be wrong, maybe try some Google searching. You should be able to build a RAID0 with the Raptors. It starts in the BIOS.

    But, jamming $600 into a pair of Raptors will do less for your gaming performance than putting that cash into a better video card. Can you return the Raptors or are you stuck on doing this? You may be able to RAID0 your two 250s and get them nearly as fast as a 150 Raptor single drive but you'd need some help from a shop or a friend with some external HD space to back up the stuff currently on your 250s.
  2. @Author:

    Some motherboards allow you to span RAID across the PATA (IDE) and SATA, but you cannot create a RAID 1 (Mirror) off a System Boot Partition (Or Volume), meaning if Windows is already installed, you're SoL.

    @Clue:

    Those 2 250's in RAID 0 will whomp that single Raptor, the 150GB Raptor gets ~80MB/s Read/Write, those 2 250's will get ~100MB/s Read/Write. The access times will be greater on the 250's, avging 8ms vs. 5ms on the Raptor.

    ~~Mad Mod Mike, fixin' the world 1 rig at a time
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